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2014-2015 Book: Henna House by Nomi Eve

An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth century, from the acclaimed author of The Family Orchard.

Henna House is an intimate family portrait and a panorama of history. From the traditions of the Yemenite Jews, to the far-ranging devastation of the Holocaust, to the birth of the State of Israel, Eve offers an unforgettable coming-of-age story and a textured chronicle of a fascinating period in the twentieth century.

Henna House is a rich, spirited, and sensuous tale of love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness, and the dyes that adorn the skin and pierce the heart.



OBOJC enhances adult Jewish learning in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish Community by promoting conversations, discussions and events stimulated by a selected book and its themes. Synagogues, organizations and other community institutions become OBOJC Partners by adopting the featured book as a vehicle for conversation, study and celebration.



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