About Revital Shiri-Horowitz
Revital Shiri-Horowitz was born in 1965 and grew up in Holon, Ramat Gan and Herzliya. From an early age she wrote poems and stories, and even kept a diary from the age of ten. Shiri-Horowitz served in the IDF, after her military service, she studied at Tel Aviv University for a Bachelor’s degree in Hebrew literature and Geography. After graduating, she spent a year living in London with her partner whom she later married. After returning to Israel, they moved to Haifa and she studied for an MA in Geography and a teaching certificate. In 1995, the young family, now having her first born, moved to Seattle Washington where she gave birth to her second child. After three years, the family returned to Israel and settled in Zichron Yaakov, where she gave birth to their third child. While in Israel, she studied for a second Master’s degree in Hebrew literature at Tel Aviv University and began writing her first book “Daughter of Iraq”; a historical fiction novel based on her family story. The book won an award of encouragement from the Babylonian Jewry Heritage. After three and a half years the family moved back to the US for the second time, where Shiri-Horowitz had her fourth son. Then, she wrote her second book, “Hope to See you soon”, who deals with Israeli immigrants, always split between two worlds. She returned with her family to Israel twice more, but every time the family moved back to United States.
These days, Shiri-Horowitz is working on two novels. One is a biography of an injured soldier in the first Lebanon War, and the other is a novel based on a personal story. She blogs in The Marker, WordPress and writes for two newspapers: “Seattlon”, and “Jewish Life in Seattle”.
Shiri-Horowitz lectures on her books worldwide and is pleased to be in contact with her readers.
ABOUT REVITAL’S PRESENTATIONS Revital Shiri-Horowitz is an experienced teacher and presenter to Jewish communities and audiences. Using her own life story, her family story and excerpts of her novel, Revital Shiri-Horowitz generates a warm and uplifting experience for the listener. Her overall mission is to connect her audiences to their roots.
DAUGHTERS OF IRAQ by Revital Shiri-Horowitz
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About Daughters of Iraq
“A Window in a Lost World” Daughters of Iraq is a lovingly written story of a Jewish world that no longer exists. The window into the life of Jews living in Iraq in the first half of the 20th century presented in this personal novel was fascinating. Sharing their experiences of being uprooted from their ancient homeland and moved to their modern and ancestral homeland of Israel provides one with a sense of what life was like for Mizrahi Jews in Israel’s early days. Life was not easy and assimilating into an Israel run by European Jews and Sabras was difficult. The multigenerational telling of the story of Violet, Farida and Noa is compelling and engaging. I recommend this novel to anyone who wants to learn more about the Iraqi Jewish community, life in Israel or just wants to enjoy a lovingly written story of family and change. — Review by NanceSea on Barnes & Noble
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