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Great Jewish Books Club

Great Jewish Books Club

Why are there so many Jewish opticians? Jews like to read. We are, after all , the people of the Book. Since the 2nd century CE, at least, Jews have been voracious readers - outnumbering much of the world in literacy. So what could be more natural for a thinking synagogue, like Bet Torah, than to have a club devoted exclusively to books of Jewish significance.. The Great Jewish Book Club, is devoted to important works that have Jewish Content or Jewish Authors or subjects significant to Judaism. Our selections are as varied as Bintel Briefs (Letters to the Forvarts) and Judah Ha Levy. Each time we meet we select the next book and appoint someone to lead the discussion. I can't predict what is coming but I can tell you what read in the last year: What Went Wrong, Lewis; Ornament of the World, Menocal; Salafism in Lebanon, Rabil; NY Times Magazine - Middle East, Anderson; Mamelah Knows Best, Ingall; Acts of Faith, Patel; Disobedience , Aldeman; Night, Weisel; Genius of Judaism,Levy ; A Horse Walked into a Bar, Grossman. Not all were masterpieces, - some were serious works, some novels, some light and fluffy. But all contributed to our understanding of who we are . Join us. You can select which books you want to participate with and how much you want to do so. We meet Thursday nights every month or so. We start at 8pm and rarely are here after 9:30. You choose what books you want to read and your level of participation. You will gain an expanded mind. You loose nothing but ignorance. To join send your email address to [email protected]. There is no cost and no obligation. 

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