Fleeing crushing poverty and ceaseless pogroms, many Lithuanian Jews left Europe in the early 1900s and set off to find refuge in a mysterious, faraway land – South Africa.
On a dark continent, virtually devoid of the light of Torah, these Jews faced enormous challenges to maintain their faith.
This important but relatively unknown slice of history forms the backdrop of this breathtaking novel by highly acclaimed author Gita Gordon. Spanning four generations and traversing the globe, South African Journeys brings the story of the Jews of South Africa to life.
"easy to read ... entertaining ... packed with emotion and history"
-- Connections Magazine (Israel)