The Pomegranate Pendant [NOOK Book]

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When Dvora Waysman pens her name to a piece of literature, you can be sure that it will reflect her love affair with Jerusalem, the holy city.

The Pomegranate Pendant is a story of a Jewish family's return to the land of their forefathers. A creative author, readers will appreciate Waysman's successful technique of interweaving Israel's historical facts within a fictional ...
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The Pomegranate Pendant

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Overview

When Dvora Waysman pens her name to a piece of literature, you can be sure that it will reflect her love affair with Jerusalem, the holy city.

The Pomegranate Pendant is a story of a Jewish family's return to the land of their forefathers. A creative author, readers will appreciate Waysman's successful technique of interweaving Israel's historical facts within a fictional story.

After 2000 years of exile, Mazal and Ezra ben-Yichya leave their families in the land of their birth and become a part of the Yemenite return to Israel in 1882. Struggling with the obstacles of being young new immigrants, the ben-Yichyas make new friends, find housing, open a business, and set about making a life in the Holy Land. The story spans four generations.

"At a time when so many Jewish people are weighing the possibilities of their own move to Israel, The Pomegranate Pendant gives a very timely insight to how other people have settled here," said Chaim Mazo, the publisher.

"When they read of how Mazal and Ezra ben-Yichya make a success of their move, they will realize that they too can adapt to a new life."

When Mazal and Ezra ben-Yichya embarked in 1882 on their long journey from Sana'a, Yemen 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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016757483
  • Publisher: MAZO PUBLISHERS
  • Publication date: 5/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 951,579
  • File size: 297 KB

Meet the Author

Dvora Waysman was born Dorothy Opas in Melbourne, Australia. She made aliya with her husband Zvi and four children -- Mark, Moshe, Elana, and Tamar -- in 1971 and she now has 17 Israeli grandchildren.

She is widely known as a teacher of creative writing and a freelance journalist, syndicated worldwide.

In 1981, she was awarded the "For Jerusalem" citation by Mayor Teddy Kollek for her fiction, poetry and features about the city, and in 1988 she received the Seeff Award for Best Foreign Correspondent from the Society for Justice, Ethics and Morals in Journalism.

Dvora has also served as the Press Officer of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.
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