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Forever My Jerusalem

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  1 Review
The poignant, autobiographical story of the fall and evacuation of the Jewish Quarter, as witnessed through the eyes of a young girl. With maps.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Feldheim
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Kressel Housman
May 20, 2013 Kressel Housman rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all Jews, especially girls between 11 and 15
I’m teetering on 5 stars with this one because the ending was so inspiring. It was written for middle schoolers, though, so the language is somewhat simplistic. It’s the memoir of a woman who went through Israel’s War of Independence as a child, and interestingly, it has a very different feel than a Holocaust memoir. The deprivation and upheaval come alive, but there is no feeling of being hunted down and no descriptions of cruel brutality (perhaps because it is a children’s book).

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