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Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 • 8 Sivan 5778

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us for a discussion of Henna House by Nomi Eve, led by Maud Naroll. Adela, a young Jewish girl in early 20th century Yemen, lives with her garrulous brothers, ailing father, and bitter mother. In a hidden cave, Adela dreams while protecting herself from the Confiscator, a Muslim official who seizes Jewish children whose fathers have died. Racing against time, Adela’s family makes an engagement with a distant cousin, Asaf, whom Adela invites into her heart. When Asaf leaves town, Adela is comforted by the arrival of her aunt, a henna artist. As Adela grows, we follow her journey to the prosperous port of Aden, and departure for Israel in the famous airlift Operation On Wings of Eagles. This novel is a welcome glimpse into this little-known culture. Questions? Contact Marjorie Walters at

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