Families of the Diaspora: Alkalay, Behmoiras, Merenzón, Barcan
Author: David Watson Kruger, Foreword by Rachel King
Published: March 2020
Hardcover; 348 pages, illustrated
Award-winning author David Watson Kruger applies his superb research skills to the Jewish ancestry of his daughter-in-law, Yael Alkalay. Kruger traces her four family lines from Lithuania and Ukraine and the Russian Empire, and connects them to the two primary types of diasporic Jewish heritage, Ashkenazi and Sephardic. The resulting work is a gift to his family and to researchers alike. As always, the author provides exceptional historical context that captures the sweep of Jewish experience from the shtetls of Eastern Europe and the shifting borders of the Ottoman Empire, to the Americas and, ultimately, Israel.