Item description for The Pomegranate Pendant by Dvora Waysman...
When Mazal and Ezra ben-Yichya embarked in 1882 on their long journey from Sana'a to the Holy Land, their young hearts were filled with dreams of the glory they were sure awaited them in Jerusalem. But those dreams were quickly dispelled by the reality they encountered: dark, towering walls of stone and a community of pious but impoverished Jews with customs foreign to them. How would the ben-Yichyas find their place in this new world peopled by European Torah scholars, and who would buy the exquisite jewelry they fashioned? This stirring saga spans four generations of a family of Yemenite goldsmiths at the vortex of history in the Land of Israel. Their tragedies and triumphs, their sorrows and joys, and most of all, the heroine's profound love for the Holy City, create a vivid and lasting image of an ancient land rising from two millennia of slumber to an era of splendor.
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Studio: MAZO PUBLISHERS
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher MAZO PUBLISHERS
ISBN 9657344220 ISBN13 9789657344224
Availability 65 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 24, 2016 03:18.
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More About Dvora Waysman
Waysman is a teacher of Creative Writing and a freelance journalist.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Pomegranate Pendant?
The Changing Face of the Middle East Mar 17, 2006
Dvora Waysman weaves a beautiful story of the struggles which faced the Jews of Yemen when they came to Palestine. Those struggles continued with the building of the modern State of Israel. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in a background of the region.
Incredibly enjoyable ! Jun 2, 1999
The amount of research done before publishing this book is noticeable. Could not put it down, finished it in a day ! (and I don't usually read much)