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One Book, One Rodfei Zedek

The votes are in!  This year's OBORZ selection will be Wolf Lamb Bomb by Chicago's own Aviya Kushner.  Please join us for an exploration with this poetic engagement with the prophet Isaiah.

 

Order the book directly from the publisher, or pick up a copy from the Seminary Co‑op Bookstore. An e‑book version is also available.

 

Then start reading in preparation for our first discussion on Sunday, December 11, at 10:30 a.m.  We'll focus on sections one and two, "A Voice Rings Out" and "Proclaim" at this session.

 

If you don't read poetry much on your own or have had bad experiences with it in the past, you are not alone (sadly).  We'll address this in our conversations, but this  NYT column by Matthew Zapruder is a good place to start.

 

Past One Book, One Rodfei Zedek selections were…

  • 5782:  Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
  • 5781:  How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • 5780:  Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (2019) by Bette Howland
  • 5779:  Through the Door of Life:  A Jewish Journey Between Genders  (2012) by Joy Ladin, and  God in Search of Man by Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • 5778:  My Father’s Paradise:  A Son's Search for His Family's Past by Ariel Sabar, a  journey into his father’s past in Kurdish Iraq
  • 5777:  Second Person, Singular by Sayed Kashua.  Our series of discussions was followed by an author event where we heard about Kashua's experience as an Arab Israeli living in Jerusalem and later in the United States.
  • 5776:  Family Properties:  How the Struggle Over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban America by Beryl Satter.  The discussion series was followed by an author event.

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Fri, February 3 2023 12 Shevat 5783