Mindy Barad's first collection of poems, The Land that Fills My Dreams, opens a pathway to a rich world of poetry that focuses on the Land of Israel, the Jewish people, and the women of the Bible, yet also allows the reader to peer into the poet's inner life. Like King David's palace in one of the earlier poems, this book of poetry "points the way / Upward." While it is true that "In the hearts of millions / There is only Jerusalem," it is equally true that "the sun moves from one window / to the other," permitting us, togeher with the poet, to "cook up expectations / of the coming of the Messiah."
— Yakov Azriel, author of Threads From A Coat Of Many Colors: Poems on Genesis, In The Shadow Of A Burning Bush: Poems on Exodus, Beads for the Messiah's Bride: Poems on Leviticus, and Swimming in Moses' Well.
An aromatic and tasty slice of life in the hills of Judea. In well-crafted and often powerful poems, commitment and fear and determination find voice amid the cycles of the seasons and the personal life and the stream of Jewish faith and destiny.
— Esther Cameron, author of Fortitude, or the Lost Language of Justice: Poems in Israel's Cause and The Consciousness of Earth.