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Shtiebel Book Club

Monday, December 7, 2020 21 Kislev 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Let's read the book As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg for our next book club discussion group. 
As a Driven Leaf is an historic novel that brings to life the age of the Talmud. Set in Roman Palestine, it draws its readers into the culture and drama of Rabbinic Judaism. In its pages you will meet some of the great sages of the Talmud, watch them at work in the Sanhedrin, hear them dispensing legal decisions, become immersed in their arguments about theology and Torah, agonize with them on whether to cooperate with rebel against increasingly oppressive Rome, and visit the centers of learning in ancient Palestine.the protagonist is Elisha ben Abuyah, a Talmudic rabbi who lived in the first half of the second century. This work of modern fiction explores his lifetime, and his struggle to live in two worlds which destroyed his chances to live in either. As you read, jot down questions and discussion points that are of interest to you that you can share with our group.Looking forward to reading and discussing this book with you. Text or call with any comments or questions.

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