Gita Tayar at Dinner Table


All who once knew her agree: she had appeared on the Maltese firmament to bring sparks of joy. Today, very few remember the shine of that star — the pretty Jerusalemite, who, 40 and 50 years ago, brought a mini social storm to the island of Malta.

Destiny had changed Gita Baruch to Gita Tayar, and caused her to be imported to the Mediterranean island of Malta, there to enhance the lives of many. Still, there were some conservative Maltese steeped in Victorian mores who did not approve of Gita’s egalitarian treatment of people and her quasi-bohemian way of life.

This is how it all began – and ended.

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