Book Chat: The Convert by Stefan Hertmans

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December 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to discuss The Convert by acclaimed Belgian-Flemish author Stefan Hertmans. The book is an unusual and captivating blend of historical fiction and memoir. Hertmans, a longtime resident of the French mountain village Monieux, learned to his astonishment that Monieux is linked to a nearly 1000-year-old letter discovered in the famous Cairo Geniza. The letter concerns a young impoverished widow, a convert to Judaism. Hertmans reconstructs this woman’s life story while sharing his reflections, research, and experience. This month’s Book Chat is co-sponsored by Beth El and Adas Israel Congregation.

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