21 2021

Read & Rendezvous Book Club As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg

3:00PM - 4:00PM  


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Synopsis: First published in 1939, this masterpiece of modern fiction tells the tale of renegade Talmudic sage Elisha ben Abuyah who struggles to reconcile his faith with the allure of Hellenistic culture. Set in Roman Palestine, As a Driven Leaf draws readers into the dramatic era of Rabbinic Judaism. Watch the great Talmudic sages at work in the Sanhedrin, eavesdrop on their arguments about theology and Torah, and agonize with them as they contemplate rebellion against an oppressive Roman rule.

Note: there will be no book club in June to leave ample time to read this excellent book.

The book is available for purchase locally from Chaucer's or Amazon.
We will convene on Zoom to discuss the book. Link and password will be provided to those who request to join. Let’s get reading!
RSVP to Ruby Vargeson at rvargeson@sbjf.org.