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Great Jewish Literature


Now in its 14th season!

10:30 am  - Noon
Third Sunday of each month
Club Room 3, upper level
Free; no registration required

2017-2018 Great Books Reading Schedule

Please download the reading and familiarize yourself with it prior to the meeting. If you have difficulty, contact Lauren Levin at 913.327.8007 and she'll email you or provide a hard copy of the selection.

September 17
Poems and Songs by Leonard Cohen: Isaiah, Story of Isaac, Who By Fire, Hallelujah, and Born in Chains.
Poems and Songs by Bob Dylan: Blowin’ in the Wind, The Times They Are A-Changin’, With God on Our Side, Highway 61 Revisited, and Too Much of Nothing.
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October 28
Essay: The Story of Adam and Eve by Eliot Weinberger
Chapters 1-4 of the Book of Genesis, translated by Robert Alter, professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, UCLA- Berkley
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November 19
Short stories: Not for Sabbath and The Safe Deposit by Isaac Bashevis Singer
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December 17
Poetry by Yehoshua November: excerpts from Two Worlds Exist
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January 21
Short Story by Ayelet Tsabari: Brit Milah
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February 18
Short Story by Deborah Eisenberg: The Custodian  
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March 18
Readings published in PaknTreger, magazine of the Yiddish Book Center, Summer 2017
Essay by Rachel Auerbach: The Librarians
Poems by Rokhl Korn: Operating Room, Springtime Back Home, Seems It Had to Be
Short Story by Shira Gorshman: High Doorsteps
Short Story by Yenta Marsh: A Seder in the Taiga
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April 15
Short Stories by Dahlia Rosenfeld: The Worlds We Think We Know and Liliana Years Later    
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May 20
Novella by Shulamith Hareven: Prophet (this is the second in a trilogy; for those who missed last year’s discussion of The Miracle Hater,  the first in the trilogy, that reading is also attached although the discussion will be on the Prophet)
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