Sunday February 17 4:00pm
A Beggar in Jerusalem
by Elie Wiesel
When the Six-Day War began, Elie Wiesel rushed to Israel. “I went to Jerusalem because I had to go somewhere, I had to leave the present and bring it back to the past. You see, the man who came to Jerusalem then came as a beggar, a madman, not believing his eyes and ears, and above all, his memory.”
This haunting novel takes place in the days following the Six-Day War. A Holocaust survivor visits the newly reunited city of Jerusalem. At the Western Wall he encounters the beggars and madmen who congregate there every evening, and who force him to confront the ghosts of his past and his ties to the present. Weaving together myth and mystery, parable and paradox, Wiesel bids the reader to join him on a spiritual journey back and forth in time, always returning to Jerusalem.
17 February: A beggar in Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel
17 March: הגבעה / The Hilltop by Assaf Gavron
14 April: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
26 May : The Burden of Brotherhood: Jews And Muslims in France by Ethan Katz
23 June: הקיצור תולדות האנושות / Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
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