April 23, 2020
On Wednesday, April 22, Mercaz USA launched our online book club – MERCAZ Reads Israel – featuring contemporary Israeli literature that provides insight into and understanding of the lives and concerns of our Israeli counterparts.
This new, exciting initiative is a partnership between Mercaz USA and the Israel Forever Foundation.
Our first selection, ‘A Rabbi’s Daughter,’ a novel by Avigail Graetz, is a semi-autobiographical story of three generations of strong women. Drawing inspiration from the author’s life experience growing up in the south of Israel, in the home of a Masorti (Conservative) rabbi serving a Masorti kehilla, this book is the first Israeli novel set against the background of Masorti Judaism.
Nearly 200 individuals joined our inaugural MERCAZ READS ISRAEL book club webinar with Avigail Graetz, as she took us on a journey of her experiences, providing background and context for what inspired her to write this novel and have it translated into English. If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here now!
A second webinar will be scheduled in late May/early June for participants to discuss the book, after they have read it, again with the author!
You can buy a copy of the book on Amazon (Kindle or paperback).
Then join our MERCAZ READS ISRAEL Group on Facebook to participate in book club conversations!
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