Sephardi 'Fiddler on the Roof' Comes to Life in Epic Israeli Novel

Stultifying prejudice, punishing social mores and ethnic chauvinism choke the lives of the family that star in Sarit Yishai-Levi's 'The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem.'

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“The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,” by Sarit Yishai-Levi (translated by Anthony Berris), Thomas Dunne Books, 374 pp., $25.99