The Dovekeepers-A Miniseries

I am watching this and it is spell binding. The novel was written by Alice Hoffman. I watched the first part online and have recorded the second installment.


Clips from Part 1


The story is about the Shirah Witch of Moab, her children Aziza by Eleazor Ben Ya’ir , her mother forced her to live as a boy to protect her. She was raised as a warrior. Another child (a son named Adir) was born of her marriage to Sa’ adallos who found her in the desert after she was shunned and sent there to perish. Her child born after her capture by the Romans was named Yonah was also fathered by Eleazor Ben Ya’ir .

Her life and how it intertwined with the other women. Yael with flaming long red hair (Her child, a son was fathered by Ben Simon and named (Arieh) which is the Hebrew word for lion. Later she befriends a Roman slave who is infatuated with her and speaks of raising the child as his own. Her brother (Amram) ,Revka.

All the women are Dovekeepers and keepers of secrets.

2,000 years ago in a place called Masada, high on a mountain in the Judean Desert they hid from the Romans.

I ordered the book.


The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

“Here is the riddle of love,everything it gives you it takes away. But I ask you would you have it any other way?”

“All things change, for that is the way of the world we walk through.”
Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers

“Dreams came to men for many reasons, both as oracles and as warnings.”
Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers

“Even as a small child, I understood that woman had secrets, and that some of these were only to be told to daughters. In this way we were bound together for eternity.”
Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers

“The stars are reflected from within the black water in the cistern. I find comfort in the omen I glean from this: light in the darkness, truth when it seems there is none.”
Alice Hoffman, The Dovekeepers