ABOUT THE BOOK
MIRIAM’S DIARY tells the story of a Jewish girl who came to the United States from Palestine in 1947, before the establishment of the State of Israel, to study at a university. The goal of her studies was to enable her to eventually return to her homeland equipped with the knowledge and perspective required for her to be of service to her country. From her diary, we learn about her feelings of alienation while attending college in America and about her concern for her loved ones back home. By tracking the events happening in her homeland before, during, and after the establishment of the State of Israel, her diary allows us to see the birth of Israel from the point of view of someone who went through it while living thousands of miles away. The book leads us through Miriam’s emotional turmoil and to her decision to return prematurely to her country. MIRIAM’S DIARY is a must-read for anyone interested in an intimate view of the struggle for the establishment of the State of Israel.
ABOUT JUDITH WEINSHALL LIBERMAN
Born in Israel (then called Palestine), Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States in 1947 to pursue higher education. She earned four American university degrees including two in law, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art and creative writing. Beginning in the early 1960s, and for four decades thereafter, Ms. Liberman created numerous series of artworks. Her art has been widely exhibited, and is represented in the collections of museums and other public institutions. During her long career in visual art, Ms. Liberman wrote a number of books. Her published books include THE BIRD’S LAST SONG (1976), HOLOCAUST WALL HANGINGS (2002), MY LIFE INTO ART: An Autobiography (2007), LOOKING BACK: Four Plays (2010), ON BEING AN ARTIST: Three Plays and a Libretto (2012), REFLECTIONS: Poems, Lyrics, and Stories (With Laura Liberman, M.D.) (2012), ICE CREAM SNOW (2012), PASSION: Poems of Love and Protest (2013), ZINA: A Selection from Her Poems and Photographs (2013), THE LITTLE FAIRY (2013), COLOR IN OUR WORLD (2014), THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND (2014), HAIFA: My Home Town (2014), ANGEL’S PUPPIES (2014), THE GIANT HOUSE (2014), THE BEE AND THE BUTTERFLY (2014), THE MOUNTAIN (2014), THE TUNNEL (2014), THE OLD DOLL (2014), THE LITTLE SONGBIRD (2015), FIFTEEN FABLES (2015), TWELVE MORE FABLES (2015), THE BIRD WHO WENT TO HEAVEN (2015), A PARAKEET FOR ERIC (2015), TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES (2015), THE GIRL AND THE PIGEONS (2015), IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY (2015), MORE TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES (2015), MICHAEL AND THE FLAG (2015), WHAT WILL I BE? (2016), IF I HAD THE POWER (2016), IF I WERE RICH (2016), LUCY AND THE SNOWMAN (2016), THE WHIRLPOOL (2016), THE LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET (2016), TALE OF THE ROMAN NUMERALS (2016), THE BRIDGE (2016), IF I HAD A LITTLE SISTER (2016), GRANDMA’S GLASSES (2016), IF I WERE A MOM (2016), THE SECRET (2016), ANNE FRANK IN MY ART (2016), RUTHIE AND HER ANCESTORS (2017), AN INTRODUCTION TO MY JUDAICA ART (2017), SHOP AND SHOP (2017), RONNIE’S ALARM CLOCK (2017), HEAVENLY GARDENS (2017), THE RAINBOW (2017), HOLOCAUST PAINTINGS (2017), HOMO SAPIENS (2017), SELF PORRAITS OF A HOLOCAUST ARTIST (2017), YOUR GRANDPA (2017), THE TRAIN (2017), THE WAILING WALL (2017), MY BIRTHDAY (2017), THE BLANKET (2017), THE FUTURE (2017), EXPULSION (2017), QUEEN ESTHER (2018), THE SINKING OF THE PATRIA (2018), BEN AND THE BISHOP (2018), THE VISIT TO LATRUN (2018), ROKITNO SQUARE (2018), THE KING (2018), MY FRIEND GERARD (2018) and GRANDMA’S LESSONS (2018). Judith Weinshall Liberman’s books can be found at the National Library of Israel. Her archives are in the Arts Department of the Boston Public Library and at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.