Sunday, November 4th, 9:30 a.m.
We can’t help you with the field.
But if you are interested in reading books and making new friends, the Tifereth Israel Book Club is the place for you.
This month’s offering, Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul by Naomi Levy, will be the focus of our discussion.
Our focus is books with Jewish themes, both fiction and non-fiction. Club members are particularly interested in books by Israeli authors, old and new. We choose books that are available in local library systems, but can be purchased if you prefer. You can access the San Diego County Library here, Amazon.com here and Barnes & Noble here. You will also find one or two copies of each month’s selection on a special book club shelf in our Braun Library.
What We’re Reading Next
For our December 2nd meeting, we’ll share our thoughts on the prize-winning story collection by Israeli Canadian author, Ayelet Tsabari, The Best Place on Earth.
Both meetings are on Sunday morning, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Braun library.
What We’ve Read in the Past
Mr. Mani by Abraham B. Yehoshua,
Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
The Chosen by Chaim Potok, paired with a Braun Library film series showing of the movie based on the book
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
The September, 3rd issue of the New York Times magazine included an interview with David Peplow, a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in England who has done multiyear ethnographies of book groups.
The article reports that when he asked people why they joined a book club, many said — unsurprisingly — that they wanted to talk about books. But, the article continued, “when he read through transcripts from dozens of hours of recorded group meetings, it became clear that they were grappling to understand themselves more deeply. “Reading and talking about fiction gives people a way of processing things that happened in their lives in a relatively safe space.” Peplow says.”
Click here for the full article.