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Myriam Mendilow: Mother of Jerusalem: Do Not Forsake Me When I Grow Old

Cytron, Phyllis, Cytron, Barry D.

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ISBN 10: 0822549190 / ISBN 13: 9780822549192
Published by Lerner Publishing Group
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Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is Very Good; full-length crease on front flap, priceclipped. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1993. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 224833

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Title: Myriam Mendilow: Mother of Jerusalem: Do Not...

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Relates the story of Myriam Mendilow, who started a number of programs designed to help the elderly citizens of Jerusalem

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Grade 5-9-An inspiring book whose subject can be a role model for us all. Educated in Palestine and France, Mendilow taught in the Alliance Schools for many years. After her marriage, she learned English and eventually taught it in the Hebrew University where her husband was a professor and administrator. Upon returning to Jerusalem, she became aware of the poor, elderly Jews from Eastern countries who sat idly around the marketplace, and decided to open a club/workshop where they could regain their dignity and earn some money. She later tackled other problems of the elderly poor, fighting for health, dental, and foot-care clinics. She also originated the "Meals on Wheels" program. What is particularly appealing about this book is that it shows what can be done through dedication and devotion at a grassroots level to change a disastrous social situation. There are also interesting descriptions of life in pre-state Israel. The writing is conversational and anecdotal. Abundant, good-quality black-and-white photographs appear throughout.
Marcia Posner, Federation of New York and the Jewish Book Council, New York City
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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