Dovid Meyer

The Orphan from Jerusalem

by Rabbanit G. Silber



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/11/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 314
ISBN : 9781499091373
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 314
ISBN : 9781499091380
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 314
ISBN : 9781499091397

About the Book

You will be moved by the heartrending stories of Elisheva and Sarah, separated by distance, living wildly different lives in the poverty-stricken Mea Shearim quarter of Jerusalem and the wealthy mansion in London’s Hampstead, brought together by destiny—both stirring examples of the true Jewish mother. You will love adventurous Dovid Moyer, the orphaned Bar Mitzva boy, whose courage and inventiveness will delight you and your children. Running away from home he finds himself in saving others. You will laugh with Odel, the funniest Hungarian cook in fiction, whose motto in life is ‘pray and eat , eat and pray’ and you will be moved as she recounts her astonishing adventures on her flight from Communist Hungary. You will admire the brilliant and rich Charles Kalman, dignified in adversity and always willing to learn and change. You will be captivated by Reb Yitzchok the tailor, a character from bygone times , who does more for his neighbours with his simplicity and untutored goodness than many a psychiatrist. You will share in the dangerous but exhilarating drive from Lod airport with a taxi driver more used to the war –torn desert paths of Sinai. You will live through an autopsy performed on a still-born baby and the storm it arouses. A wide panorama of Jewish life, past and present, seen through many enthralling stories and anecdotes will delight readers of all ages. This brilliant portrayal of the lives of young orphans and a despairing widow is shot through with humour and hope – the trust and hope which have sustained Jews throughout history.

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