Jerusalem’s Doctor of the Poor by Simon Majaro
When Simon Majaro’s father reached the age of 90, after 60 years of devoted medical care of his mixed constituency of Jews, Arabs and Christians, the Municipality of Jerusalem awarded him the title ‘Dr. Leon Majaro, Jerusalem’s Doctor of the Poor’. He was thrilled by this. It represented for him the successful fulfillment of the aspirations and dreams that guided him throughout his life. This is a collection of stories, some amusing, some tragic, describing the realities of the country under the British Mandate up to the establishment of the State of Israel, which had moments of tranquillity and turmoil in quick succession.
Year first published: 2022