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One Book | One Community — Lecture | Discussion

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One Book | One Community — Lecture | Discussion

Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:00 pm


One Book I One Community
was a Spertus Jewish Book Month initiative that invited participants to discover A Day of Small Beginnings, a remarkable debut novel by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum. 

LECTURE | DISCUSSION
Revolution and Tradition in Modern Jewish Literature

Modern Jewish literature first emerged as part of a radical rejection of traditional Jewish life in the 19th century. As in A Day of Small Beginnings, however, contemporary Jewish literature has maintained a deep interest in Jewish history, texts, and language. Dr. Todd Hasak-Lowy, an adjunct member of the Spertus faculty, explored this tension in American Jewish writing today.

Dr. Todd Hasak-Lowy earned his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of a short story collection, a novel, and an academic study of modern Hebrew fiction. This fall, he is a visiting professor of Israel Studies at University of Illinois-Chicago.

One Book | One Community

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In conjunction with Jewish Book Month, Spertus presented a series of programs and events — all related to A Day of Small Beginnings — in locations across the Chicago region.

KICK-OFF EVENT
Getting Inside the Story
Sunday, November 13
2 pm at Spertus

LECTURE | DISCUSSION
Revolution & Tradition
in Modern Jewish Literature
Sunday, November 20
2 pm at The Book Stall
at Chestnut Court

TWO APPEARANCES BY
AUTHOR LISA PEARL ROSENBAUM
Sunday, December 4
2 pm at Spertus
7 pm at the Wilmette Public Library

Haven’t read the book yet?
No worries! You’ll enjoy
these programs on their own.

Sponsors

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
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The Book Stall at Chestnut Court.


Spertus is pleased to have
JUF News
as the media sponsor
for One Book | One Community.

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