By Jacques Sardas
“When my grandson Jake was once round fifteen years previous, he and that i determined to percentage brunch each weekend. Like many kids, he was once suffering from undying questions on God, demise, and the that means of lifestyles. in the course of our brunches he shared his options on politics and world wide conflicts with passionate crisis. I guaranteed him that at his age, I had comparable questions . . . and i still discovered lifestyles attractive and significant whereas i used to be transforming into up. a lot to my shock Jake proved to be clearly attracted to my tales. He might stare at me and exclaim, ‘Cool! Cool, cross on . . .’”
Thus starts with no Return—drawn from the tales Jacques Sardas instructed his grandson approximately transforming into up in a Sephardic Jewish relations in Alexandria, Egypt, and, later, Cairo. even though Jacques’s relations used to be negative, they have been heavily knit, they usually came upon how to live to tell the tale or even enjoy what they'd. but if prejudice and violence opposed to Jews escalated after the Suez trouble, Jacques and his kinfolk determined to to migrate. To his shock and dismay, their go out visas bore the phrases “Departure definitive, with no return”: the professionals had decreed that Jacques and others like him—people who have been thought of “foreign,” although that they had been born in Egypt—could by no means see their native land back.
Like Out of Egypt and the fellow within the White Sharkskin go well with, with out go back will communicate to somebody who has ever felt like an interloper. It testifies eloquently to the typical humanity that unites us and gives an evocative trip right into a global the place humans of all colours, races, and nationalities—Greeks, Arabs, Jews, Italians, and French, between others—once lived jointly in peaceable coexistence. primarily, it really is an engrossing own heritage that encourages readers of every age to find their own.
“What a trip! with no go back is key interpreting for somebody as interested as i'm via the misplaced international of Alexandrian Jews, remembered the following and evoked in poignant detail.”
—Gini Alhadeff, writer of The solar at noon: stories of a Mediterranean Family
“Without go back offers a necessary addition to the mosaic of stories surrounding the exile of Jews from Egypt following the Suez hindrance. A relatives tale of problem and redemption, it's also a profoundly human tale that illuminates the valiance and resilience of the human spirit.”
—Jean Naggar, writer of Sipping from the Nile
Jacques Sardas all started his occupation in enterprise as a dossier clerk at Goodyear in São Paulo, Brazil, and remained at Goodyear for the next thirty-three years. After his move to Akron, Ohio, he grew to become president of the global tire department, the second-highest place within the corporation. After leaving Goodyear in 1991, Jacques turned CEO of 2 different production businesses— Sudbury, Inc., and Dal-Tile—and consequently joined a leveraged buyout corporation from which he retired in 2008. He lives in Dallas and enjoys spending time along with his spouse of sixty years and their 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren.
The writer is donating his proceeds from the sale of the ebook to the Jewish Federation of larger Dallas.
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