Books & Bagels
May 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
A bagel breakfast at 9:30 a.m. is followed by the book review and discussion. Pre-registration is not required, nor is it necessary to have read the book to enjoy the session. There is no charge but a voluntary donation to cover the cost of breakfast is appreciated.
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish will be reviewed by Rabbi Steven Garten. Rabbi Garten is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel and is a well known educator in the community.
Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.