Bat Yam

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The Hermit Kingdom Press, 2005 - Fiction - 256 pages
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BAT YAM by H. C. Kim is a masterpiece. Adventure fiction with heart and soul. Samuel from America and Pierre from France are joined together in an adventure of a life time as they live in Israel for one year, participating in foreign exchange study. Samuel and Pierre decide that they will experience Israeli culture to the fullest and meet as many Israelis as possible. How can a couple of foreigners who just arrived in Israel who do not have much knowledge of the local language or customs go about doing this? A special operation that involves courage and commitment. Thus, Operation Food Know is born. Samuel and Pierre decide to go out aggressively and invite Israeli women for dinner at their place. It is a complicated operation and Samuel and Pierre work out all the details very carefully. Not without pitfalls, Operation Food Know achieves more than what Samuel and Pierre bargained for. Follow Samuel and Pierre as they seek to break away from their cultural confines and all that they have known in life and dive in head first to experience Israeli culture. Meet the beautiful Israeli soldiers whom Samuel and Pierre meet and try to woo. Experience the exotic foods that Samuel and Peirre have the pleasure of tasting. Become a part of a great cultural experience and social adventure.

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About the author (2005)

H. C. Kim has lived over three years in Israel with fellowships from the Israeli government and various Jewish agencies. H. C. Kim is an expert on Jewish studies and has taught the subject at UCLA and Brown University. He is fluent in modern Hebrew and particularly appreciates ancient Hebrew poetry, especially from the Second Temple period. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel profiled him in a two page article in their alumni magazine, and H. C. Kim was featured as a key star in the promotional video for the university that was distributed to Jewish agencies around the world.

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