About Revital Shiri-Horowitz

Revital Shiri-Horowitz was born and raised in Israel. As a kid, she wrote poetry and short stories, and wrote in her journal up until she met her husband. She never imagined that one day she’d be a published author in multiple languages, and in so many countries, and even continents.

Revital went on to earn a BA in Hebrew Literature and Geography from Tel Aviv University, an MA in Geography from Haifa University and an MA in Hebrew Literature from Tel Aviv University.

She was an assistant professor of Geography in Haifa and Tel Aviv Universities, and has been an editor for Hebrew-language books.Based in Seattle, Washington, and in Israel, Revital is the mother of four boys, married to Amnon for twenty years, writes poetry, writes a blog in “Haaretz,” an Israeli newspaper, and a blog in English at https://revitalsh.wordpress.com/,  a site in English and Hebrew at http://www.revital-sh.com/, and is a member of Goodreads.com and SheWrites.com. Revital loves hearing from her readers and enjoys giving presentations to readers groups and book clubs and other groups. Revital is working on a second novel.


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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  3. P. C. Zick says:

    I’m very happy to meet your acquaintance via Christoph’s blog post. I also host authors on my blog Writing Whims on Author Wednesday. I’ve added your book to my “to read” list, so if you’d like to do a guest post or interview, I’d love to host you. I’m book through mid-June, so contact me if you’re interested. I look forward to reading Daughters of Iraq.

  4. P. C. Zick says:

    Please email me at pczick@verizon.net if you’d like a feature spot on my second blog, Writing Whims.

  5. Eta says:

    A marvelous read! I’d known almost nothing about Jews from Iraq. May I hope for a sequel telling what becomes of Noa after she tosses the note-address into the sea?

    Thanks for this eloquent, moving story.

  6. archecotech says:

    Hello Revital Shiri-Horowitz,
    I was doing some research for my blog when I stumbled upon yours. I hope you don’t mind me doing a pingback to your blog from mine. Some time ago I started creating posts called Mirror Reflections which show the similarities between countries and cultures, not only in the beauty of their landscapes but in other ways to. It’s become a bit of an evolution of sorts, connecting expats, writers, photographers, and just plain everyday people together. I share a small portion of one of your posts hoping it will encourage others to visit your blog. I’m finding it is expanding my world view and hope it will do the same for others. If interested come take a look, I blog about my experiences in Russia and try to help others see Russia in a whole different light.


  7. Melissa says:

    Could not have been posted at a better time for us. We are going in for testing on Amelia. Your positive spin on living with learning disabilities makes me feel that much better about the whole process. Thanks!

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