Book Club

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 • 20 Sivan 5777

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM110 Ames Street, Sharon, MA

For our next meeting of the Young Israel of Sharon Book Club we will be discussing The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/the-zookeepers-wife-a-war-story “1939: the Germans have invaded Poland. The keepers of the Warsaw zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, survive the bombardment of the city, only to see the occupiers ruthlessly kill many of their animals. The Nazis then carry off the prized specimens to Berlin for their program to create the “purest” breeds, much as they saw themselves as the purest human race. Opposed to all the Nazis represented, the Zabinskis risked their lives by hiding Jews in the now-empty animal cages, saving as many as three hundred people from extermination. Acclaimed, best-selling author Diane Ackerman, fascinated both by the Zabinskis’ courage and by Antonina’s incredible sensitivity to all living beings, tells a moving and dramatic story of the power of empathy and the strength of love.” (From Amazon.com.) All books may be purchased from Amazon through the link on the YI website, which will provide Young Israel with 10 percent of the purchase price. There are copies available through the Sharon Public Library but as the book is very popular at the moment, they are hard to come by. The Young Israel of Sharon Book Club always welcomes new members. We hope to see you there.

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