Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ma'aseh Tamar [Hebrew]

By Shlomit Avramson

It was always my dream to write a story about a girl in the old times in Israel, but I never knew anything about how people used to live back then. After reading this book I have some idea. It was interesting to compare the story to the very summarized version in the bible, and to see how everywhere where God is mentioned in the bible, it's actually Ishtar, a kenani goddess, that's mentioned in the book. It made me wonder if the religious people in Israel were outraged by this book, which presents their founding fathers in a not-so-complementing way. My sister said they were, but it didn't last very long, probably because it's the author's first book - she's not known enough yet. Anyway - it was interesting.

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