Before the establishment of Israel in 1948, an estimated 850,000 Jews lived in the Arab world. In countries across the Middle East, there were flourishing Jewish communities with their own synagogues, schools and communal institutions.
Life changed dramatically by 1948 as Arab governments declared war on the newly created Jewish state—and on the Jews within their own borders.
I will be signing copies of my books at my very own author's table at the East Hampton Library Authors Night this Saturday evening, August 11, 2012. If you are in the area, please stop by this star-studded literary garden party.