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All the men took turns at reading from the Haggadah. Variety of Hebrew accents:
English, American, German, Russian, Irish, and the smooth native Palestinian
Hebrew. The Haggadoth also recalled other lands and other times; an ornate one
Literally: "The Hope." Hebrew National Anthem. Hazak v'ematz (pi., Hizku v'imtzu)
(Heb.). "Be strong and of good courage!" Hora (Heb.). Popular Israel folk dance.
Irgun Zvai Leumi (I.Z.L — Etzel) (Heb.). Literally: "National military organization.
A Jew from Southern Europe and Turkey whose language was originally Spanish
or Portuguese. Applied now to all Oriental Jews from Arabic countries. Shabbath
(Heb.). Sabbath (Saturday). Shalom (Heb.). "Peace." Hebrew greeting.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Polaris- - LibraryThing
I found this book in a small used bookshop in Brecon. It was a pretty gruelling read as the diarist recorded repeated accounts of hunger, constant shelling, and endless deprivation. The conditions in ... Read full review
Review: Jerusalem Embattled: A Diary of the City Under Siege March 25, 1948 to July 18th, 1948 (Global Issues)User Review - Michael Murray - Goodreads
Heartbreaking. Essential reading for anyone trying to understand the Middle East. Read full review