Sunday Jewish Book Group: Jews and Words

book coverPlease join us on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s Von der Ahe Family Suite (level 3) for a discussion of Jews and Words by Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger. The discussion will be moderated by Rabbi Zachary Zysman (LMU Campus Rabbi and Director of Jewish Student Life).

The Sunday Jewish Book and Discussion Group is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and riveting conversation will be served. Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at or 310-338-4584.

About the book

Why are words so important to so many Jews? Novelist Amos Oz and historian Fania Oz-Salzberger roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Through a blend of storytelling and scholarship, conversation and argument, father and daughter tell the tales behind Judaism’s most enduring names, adages, disputes, texts, and quips. These words, they argue, compose the chain connecting Abraham with the Jews of every subsequent generation. Full of learning, lyricism, and humor, Jews and Words offers an extraordinary tour of the words at the heart of Jewish culture and extends a hand to the reader, any reader, to join the conversation.


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