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Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The book group met in person in July! It was wonderful to see each other, freed from our Zoom cages, in Pat Libby’s lovely yard. Our next meeting will be: Monday, August 30, 7 pm at the synagogue; with the option to attend by Zoom
We will read Snow in August by Pete Hamill.
Brooklyn, 1947. The war veterans have come home. Jackie Robinson is about to become a Dodger. And in one close-knit, working-class neighborhood, an eleven-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin has just made friends with a lonely rabbi from Prague.
Snow in August is the story of that unlikely friendship — and of how the neighborhood reacts to it. For Michael, the rabbi opens a window to ancient learning and lore that rival anything in Captain Marvel. For the rabbi, Michael illuminates the everyday mysteries of America, including the strange language of baseball. But like their hero Jackie Robinson, neither can entirely escape from the swirling prejudices of the time. Terrorized by a local gang of anti-Semitic Irish toughs, Michael and the rabbi are caught in an escalating spiral of hate for which there’s only one way out — a miracle.
The book group meets about every two months and focuses on books with Jewish content. Anyone who loves reading is welcome to attend. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our email list.