Beautiful story of love and loss

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Replenishing the Sea of Galilee is a tale of love and loss as we follow the Dinar family across three generations. It explores relations between cultures in several decades, and how those relations shape a family.

I was hooked from the first chapter as we explore Kareem and Amina Dinar's love story that led to their twins. The twins- Rasheed and Rasheeda- are the main focus for much of the book. Born in 1922, the twins grew up in a time that saw women as inferior. But that is not the case in the Dinar family. The believe that women can surpass their male counterparts, and should be treated equally.

We see this with the closeness the twins have with one another, especially as they learn more about sex and love. Each of the twins relationships test the boundaries of tensions between their differing worlds.

Loss is a heavy theme, even when you think everyone will have found happiness. I will admit that some of the relationships and choices felt juvenile, but it was heavily addressed by the characters themselves. Overall, I thought this was a beautiful story of a family.