An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba by Ruth Behar

An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba by Ruth Behar

This book is composted of fascinating vignettes of the community of Jews encountered by Ruth Behar on her many trips back to her birthplace. The author left Cuba as an exile at the age of five, along with the large exodus that began when Fidel Castro came to power. She began journeying to Cuba to seek out the past, of which she had no memories. Behar wondered who and what was left to uphold the Jewish legacy of the island and recorded her findings in this fascinating book.

Source: Jewish Book Council / Trying Not to Drown in a Glass of Water On My Way to Cuba

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