Till We Say Goodbye by Nahum Sivan eBook Review
Book Description :
This is an amazing slice of Israeli history told through the story of a family living in
Iraq during the beginning of the 20th century.
A young Jewish man receives a threatening prophecy: he will have several sons and a single daughter, but she will go blind, and would be sacrificed for the boys. As the years pass, he gets married, immigrates to Israel with his family, and forgets all about the prophecy. Until the day when Maggie, his only daughter, is diagnosed with leukemia.
This is the first hand, true story of the author who is the eldest son of this family. He unveils his extraordinary childhood and sheds new light on the saga of the Iraqi Jews' immigration to Israel. He gracefully describes the hardships and wonders of life in this new land, while the menacing ancient prophecy lies always in the background...
Thought to be a window to an area not yet explored about Israel - the concept of “Aliyah”, which is immigration to Israel from foreign lands. This book focuses on Aliyah that happened in the first decade of Israel’s modern day existence, in the 1950s.
While this was truly a heartbreaking Novel,I learned a lot about the immigration process through Mr. Sivan's memories. I also learned about how Dr's treated Leukemia in his country at the time his sister Maggie was diagnosed. I gave it 4 stars on Amazon.
If you would like to obtain a copy of Nahum Sivan's Book, Till We Say Goodbye, it is available for purchase through Amazon. (eBook and Paperback is available)
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