Aug. 1, 2008 Religion Digest

Author Yaffa McPherson will speak at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the B’Nei Yisrael synagogue.

McPherson will speak about her book, “God’s Prickly Pear,” which tells of her family’s experience escaping from Jewish refugee camps during World War II, according to Tawana Johnson, a member of the synagogue and one of the organizers of the event.

Johnson said McPherson will also talk about a Hebrew learning course she developed.

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