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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 5780 (2019-2020) is Bette Howland's short story collection Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage.  The Seminary Coop Bookstore has copies for purchase, and it is also available as an e-book. 

Find out more about Bette Howland, including an essay by her son about her correspondence with Saul Bellow (held in Special Collections at the University of Chicago).

Past One Book One RZ selections were…

  • 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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Sat, March 28 2020 3 Nisan 5780