Keys to Tetouan - Moshe Ben Harosh
Part A of the Tetouan trilogy. "The demand for listening is at the center of the book. Turning away from the literary acceptance attempts, the book publishers and the shops, and also the reader looking for objectivity, balance, and persuasive explanations, the book seeks a reader who can stay and listen, believe he does not know what to tell or tell him The search for such a listener takes place in the book itself, among the characters who are constantly searching for listeners who ask each one to tell her own story. The story of the city of Tetouan in Spanish Morocco The mythical Tetouan exists beyond its geographic location in Morocco, and beyond the time of Jewish settlement in it, as it continues as an idea of balance, a place that can contain contrasts and splits, a place where the feeling of belonging was more evident to the family unit, to the community as well as to Judaism, where the moment of departure marks the break in identity and the re-start of wanderings and the search for a place to anchor after a new home. In "The Keys to Tetouan" a father asks, who has decided to return to Tetouan and die in it, to explain to his sons his decision. In Lusana, a 1,000-year-old figure seeks to tell her family the story of the Jewish community that was expelled from Lucena in Spain to Titus.