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One Book, One Rodfei Zedek

One Book, One Rodfei Zedek is meant to stimulate conversations, both formal and informal, including several discussion sessions throughout the year.

Our book selection for the year 5782 (2021-2022) is The Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska. It was first published in 1925. We will supplement our discussion of the novel with a look at other American immigrant stories, such as a screening of the film Minari.

Stay tuned for more information regarding our discussion sessions. 


Past One Book One RZ selections were…

  • 5781: We read How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. 
  • 5780: We read Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (2019) by Bette Howland.
  • 5779:  We read two books: 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:  We read  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:  We read 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:  We read 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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Tue, January 18 2022 16 Shevat 5782