Simple things that stir ideas, awe, and gratitude.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
2 days ago I started reading The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. The story is set in ancient Israel-the story of Masada. From the book's jacket: "In 70 C.E., nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. ...two women and 5 children survived." Alice Hoffman wrote a novel based on this heroic and tragic event of Jewish history. Today one can reach Masada by tram or by hiking a trail from the foot of the mountain. From the ruins one can see the Dead Sea.