RLETTE SIDES with her daughter in Ras el-Bar, Egypt, in 1953.
(photo credit: DR. LIAT SIDES'S PRIVATE FAMILY ALBUMS)
‘I was surprised by how emotional I became during my research about the immigration of Egyptian Jews to Israel. I understand my late mother so much better now,” reveals Dr. Liat Sides.“My mother died of cancer, but the entire time she was sick, she insisted that she was healthy. She completely disregarded all the tests that showed that the cancer had spread throughout her body: ‘I’m not sick. This is the way I choose to live.’ I think this is a result of her outlook having grown up in the Levant.”