By Alexandra Schwartzbrod
2017. Mounir est un modeste employé de l’Institut scientifique de Kazan, en Russie. los angeles veille de son départ pour l. a. Mecque, où il doit accomplir le Hadj, le grand pélerinage, le web site explose sous ses yeux dans une fumée de fin du monde. Dans l’avion, il est pris de convulsions et meurt peu après son arrivée.
À son insu, il a introduit dans l. a. ville sainte le plus bad des fléaux qu’on croyait disparu depuis le Moyen-Âge. Persina Yersis. l. a. peste noire.
La bactérie se répand à une vitesse incontrôlable parmi les pélerins. Les morts se chiffrent par milliers. Dans los angeles panique, l. a. rumeur enfle : les juifs ont empoisonné l’eau de l. a. Mecque. Et cette rumeur franchit les frontières, jusqu’à Jérusalem où les Palestiniens puis les Arabes d’Israël lancent des activities de représailles contre les Juifs. Israël s’embrase, Jérusalem tombe.
Cette disaster bouleverse l’échiquier politique overseas et fera basculer dans son sillage des destins individuels : de l’Égyptien Youssef Chahid, médecin volontaire à l’hôpital de l. a. Mecque, à l’Estonien Rein Laristel, tout juste élu secretaire général de l’ONU ; de l’Américaine Susan Rice, secrétaire d’État des États-Unis confrontée au plus périlleux défi de sa carrière, au commissaire arabe israélien Eli Bishara en lutte contre le chaos ; jusqu’à los angeles belle juive turque Ana Güler, déchirée entre Istanbul et Jérusalem. À travers eux, l’histoire s’incarne : de Kazan à los angeles Mecque, de New-York à Tel Aviv, de Washington à Istanbul, de Catane à Dubaï. Leur monde, notre monde, ne sera plus jamais le même. Et si c’était vrai ?
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Woodward did, described her as "one of our State's most brilliant and lovable women . . "27 Civilian mobilization for World War I prompted Louisvillians to a flurry of activity. Citizens who met at the courthouse in July 1917 to form a Red Cross Society named Ellen Woodward vice president and her husband to the executive committee. As the Winston County chairman of the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense, Woodward, through the Journal, appealed for every woman to register her capabilities to "help Mississippi get a line on its woman power" during the week of 14 September, the day declared by the state governor as Woman's Service Day.
It means so much to have such capable women in the Legislature," the MFWC Bulletin commented. 46 Political prognosticators, including Lieutenant-Governor Dennis Murphree, predicted before the legislature convened that the 1926 session would be brief and harmonious. As expected, the 5 January message of conservative Governor Whitfield called for fiscal responsibility. 47 She drew the most satisfaction from the legislature's adoption of a bill drafted by Mississippi Library Association leaders to create a Mississippi state library commission.
Editor L. Pink Smith of the Democrat-Times, sympathizing with housewives, observed during the summer of 1921 that national income tax returns revealed that many single women were self-supporting or were heads of families, and that hundreds of thousands of married women were now working to support their families. " Ellen Woodward did not yet have to work outside her home, although she had taught public school music for a time in Louisville. Still, the recession did not leave the Woodwards unscathed.
Adieu Jérusalem by Alexandra Schwartzbrod