All Book Club Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Beit Midrash. All are welcome to attend.
The Angel: The Egyptian Spy who Saved Israel by Uri Bar Joseph
A gripping feat of reportage that exposes—for the first time in English—the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East.
Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 pm
Judas by Amos Oz
The author begins this novel with the story of Shmuel, a university drop-out in today's Jerusalem whose interrupted dissertation is about Jewish views of Jesus. The book jacket tells "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." As the story unfolds we are forced to consider what is a traitorous, both in the time of Jesus and in the present day . It is a particularly interesting approach since Oz himself has been called a traitor by some in Israeli politics.