In this historic novel, writer Ada Aharoni reconstitutes the life of the Jewish Community in Egypt at the eve of its exile and its return to the Promised Land. She introduces the reader into the upheavals that preceded and accompanied the uprooting of the Jews from Egypt in the Twentieth Century.Laura is the daughter of the Judge Mosseri, a respected figure in Cairo. She is sensitive, intelligent, and an active member of the Youth Movement Maccabee, where she meets Raoul Lipsky, a survivor of the Holocaust. They fall in love, and he reveals to her the atrocities he has gone through in the Nazi Camps in Maidanek, where he lost all his family. Laura is then moved to reveal to him the painful drama she suffered in her childhood.
The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, sows fear in the hearts of the members of the Jewish Community, and to their ensuing fleeing and banishment. This historic development leads to a mass emigration of the Jews from Egypt, where they had been living for centuries. It virtually comprises a quite unknown "Second Exodus" in our own times.
This is a well researched book that poignantly rebuilds a beautiful society and rich historical heritage, as well as a part of Jewish history that had almost disappeared. It is also a fascinating love story, full of passion and excitement, where past and present, East and West are eventually reunited in modern Jerusalem. It is an exciting and most revealing story, told by one of the best contemporary international writers. It is highly recommended for all.
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Ada Aharoni is a reknowned international writer. She has published 25 Books to date, and has won several international awards and prizes. Among them: The British Council Award, the Peace Literature Prize, and the Merit Prize. She has been interviewed on her books by major televisions and media around the world, including the BBC,various American Television channels and Kol Yisrael in Israel. She is the Founder and President of IFLAC: The International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace.Review :
"Beautiful, heroic and fascinating!"A.B. Yehoshua -- GALIM, November 30, 2001
I read Du Nil Au Jourdain in one breath, and it opened a secret door which was totally unknown. -- Aharon Megged, News View, November 5, 2001
This historical novel divulges a whole epic saga that is part of Jewish history which is quite unknown..." -- The World, December 3, 2001
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Description du livre Stavit, 2001. Paperback. État : Brand New. 221 pages. French language. 7.60x5.80x0.70 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 2911671759