Generations: The Story of a Jewish Family

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About the author:
Aaron Leibel was born and raised in Baltimore, Md. After receiving his Ph.D. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, he and his family made aliyah, living in Israel for 16 years. In the Jewish state, he was a staff writer for Newsview, the Israeli news magazine, and a copy editor and writer for The Jerusalem Post. He was arts and copy editor for Washington Jewish Week from 1997 to 2011. Since November 2011, he has been copy chief for WJW.

Generations: The Story of a Jewish Family

Authored by Aaron Leibel

This novel follows a Jewish family in three generations spanning 1,500 years -- in Byzantine Palestine on the eve of the Arab conquest in 640 A.D., where a Jewish family is forced to leave its ancestral home; in Ruzhany, Poland, in 1659, where a descendant of that family becomes a martyr in a blood libel trial; and in Baltimore and Silver Spring, Md., and Jerusalem, Israel, in the 20th and 21st centuries, where a descendant returns to live in the Jewish homeland and becomes involved in secret Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The book attempts to explain in literary form the enduring attachment of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.

Publication Date:
1494886685 / 9781494886684
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General

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