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Book Group-Judas

The CSH Book Group discusses Judas by Amos Oz

Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abravanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her forties, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets.

At once an exquisite love story and a coming-of-age novel, Judas offers a surprising perspective on the state of Israel and the biblical tale from which it draws its title. This is Amos Oz's most powerful novel in decades.

Enthusiastic readers gather four or five times a year at Congregation Shir Hadash to discuss Jewish books.  

Please join us for a lively discussion - it is open to the public.

December 3rd, 2017 10:45 AM   through   12:00 PM
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