A fascinating, well researched, and very ambitious effort. The story captures the immense wealth, of Babylon a long with world building grounded in history.
A Tale of One January by Albert Maltz is a historical-fiction story of two women who escaped from a Nazi death March in January, 1945
I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. However, I could not shake the feeling that the author was writing for the screen, and not for a book
The parrot of a young Jewish refugee constantly rattles off numbers in German. There’s much speculation about the numbers, and than a murder happeneds
After finishing the book, the first thing that stood up in my mind is the quality of the writing. In these short stories, sometimes a whole world was discovered
The author tackles several important topics religion, anti-Semitism, coming of age, discovery, love, as well as family, and loyalty, are some of them
Rabbi Adam is awaiting a family wedding, when Lilith, an ancient evil, adducts his children. Rabbi Adam must create a golem and find his way to the underworld.
The novel is strongest in its depiction of the day-to-day living with a person suffering from Alzheimer’s. An undignified way to slowly die for those affected.
If all you know of Jewish history is the Bible or your World War II classes in school, this book attempts to fill in some of the gaps.
“Daughters of Iraq” by Revital Shiri-Horowitz is a well written account of Jewish Iraqi family who is forced to immigrate to Israel from Iraq in the 1950s.