Figs and Alligators

In the wake of the Six Day War, Aaron and Bonnie Leibel decided to emigrate to Israel, or, as Jews call it, “make aliyah.”

What followed were twenty tumultuous, frustrating, gratifying and productive years, raising their children, living on a Kibbutz, serving in the army and pursuing their careers.

In the voice of a natural storyteller, Aaron Leibel shares what it’s like to be a stranger in a strange land where you expected to belong, and how, ultimately, he and his family do belong.

The Israel of the 1970s and 1980s comes alive in this balanced, personal account.