The book "The Love of Itamar" is based on a true affair that agitated Jerusalem at the beginning of the twentieth century. The story begins when Ben Zion, known as Itamar ben Avi, the eldest son of Eliezer ben Yehuda, re-established the Hebrew language, fell in love with Leah Abushdid, the beauty - who was courted by many privileged men. Despite being a journalist, linguist, writer and poet, her wealthy Sephardic family rejected him because he was A poor Ashkenazi. Itamar's persistent struggle for years to realize his love for Leah, continues the story of his childhood and adolescence, as told in the book, "The Firstborn of Beit Avyi". Deborah Omer's books are read by many teenagers, and have won prizes in Israel and abroad.