Monday, September 27, 2010

(BLOG) ‘We Were Not Fleeing Yemen’

"60 years ago, the two-year-old state conducted Operation Magic Carpet to bring tens of thousands of Yemenite Jews to Israel. Sara Eden was there.

Sara Eden remembers most of her childhood in Yemen fondly.

Born sometime in 1927 or 1928 to Yosef and Sa’ida Eden, Sara Eden spent the first five years of her life in a beautiful valley beside Jabal Bani Hajaj, south Yemen.

'It was a happy childhood,' she remembers. 'Economically it was hard but there was a happiness to life there, even if you had nothing you were happy... My dad loved to sing and dance and I remember we would hold each other’s hands and spin around.'"

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