Ohr Kodesh Book Club

February 5, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
Salzberg Family Library

The Ohr Kodesh Book Club meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon at Ohr Kodesh (in the Salzberg Family Library).

Books selections are chosen by the club's members, alternating fiction and non-fiction every other month, and are generally limited to books no longer than 400 pages in length. New participants will be welcomed!

Feel free to bring a dairy or parve lunch to the meeting. Coffee will be provided.

For further information, contact Book Club Coordinator Barry Cantor at 301-933-3776 or barcando [at] gmail [dot] com.

Future dates & book selections:  

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 12-1:30 PM - Happiness, as Such by Natalia Ginzburg, Minna Proctor (translator) will be discussed. 

At the heart of Happiness, as Such is an absence created by a family’s only son, Michele, who has fled from Italy to England to escape the dangers and threats posed by his radical political ties. This novel is part epistolary: his mother writes letters to him, nagging him; his sister Angelica writes, missing him; so does Mara, his former lover, telling him about the birth of her son who may be his own. Left to clean up Michele’s mess, his family and friends complain, commiserate, tease, and grieve, struggling valiantly with the small and large calamities of their interconnected lives.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 12-1:30 PM -A Death in Jerusalem: The Assassination by Jewish Extremists of the First Arab/Israeli Peacemaker by Kati Marton will be discussed.

An account of the 1948 assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, a Swedish U.N. mediator in the Arab-Israeli conflict, discusses his murder by the Israeli Stern Gang, whose membership included Yitzhak Shamir, and the reasons for the killing.

For both months, members can bring a dairy or parve lunch to eat before the discussion begins. Coffee will be provided. For further information, contact Book Club Coordinator Barry Cantor at 301-933-3776 or natbarryc [at] gmail [dot] com.

Ohr Kodesh Congregation

8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
Fax:  (301) 495-4801

Email: executivedirector@
ohrkodesh.org

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