Our next meeting of the Ahavas Israel Book group will be Monday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. We’ll be discussing, “The Last Watchman of Old Cairo” by Michael David Lukas.
A college student receives a mysterious package that ignites a historical investigation that exposes incredible aspects of his family history and its ties to the Ibn Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo. Winner of the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
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Also mark your calendars for Monday, August 24, 7:00 p.m. for our discussion of “The Book of Israela” by Rena Blumenthal.
Jerusalem, 2002: the height of the second intifada. Kobi Benami is a middle-aged psychologist whose life is in shambles. His wife has thrown him out for his casual philandering; his daughter refuses to speak to him; and the new clinic director has placed him on probation for his indifferent work habits. As Kobi becomes ensnared in a surreal encounter with the anthropomorphized story of ancient Israel, he is forced to confront his own dysfunctional life patterns, his family’s tragic past, and the endless war that rages around him.