The 8th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival’s (NVJBF) Israel Night features NYC author David Harris-Gershon. His memoir tells the story of he and his wife, Jamie, moving to Jerusalem full of hope. Then, in the midst of a historic cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians, a bomb shrieked through Hebrew University’s cafeteria. Jamie was hurled across the room, her body burned and sliced with shrapnel; the friends sitting next to her were instantly killed. David was desperate for answers—why now? why here? why my wife? He dug into Israeli government records to uncover what triggered the attack, then returned to East Jerusalem to meet the terrorist and his family. NVJBF runs November 2-13, with ten authors visiting from Israel and across the USA.
Event begins at 7:30PM
Presented by: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
Featured Artist(s): Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival