In my opinion the book could have been enhanced by development in either of two ways. First, it could have explored more formally the foundations and values of the child protective system in Israel. Given the current fascinating sociopolitical environment of Israel as well as the influence of the Jewish faith, a contrast of this system with other secular systems would have enriched the work. Although a value seems to be placed on family preservation, there is very limited discussion of the ethics and values used to frame these cases. U.S. systems are theoretically designed to prioritize the best interest of the vulnerable child, with family preservation as a secondary value. We are not given a framework from which to compare the contextual underpinnings of zealous child protective workers in contemporary Israeli culture.