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Young Israel Book Club - A Woman in Jerusalem by A. B. Yehoshua

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1 Cheshvan 5780

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM110 Ames Street, Sharon, MA 02067

At our next YIOS Book Club meeting, we will be discussing A Woman in Jerusalem by A. B.Yehoshua. A woman in her forties is a victim of a suicide bombing at a Jerusalem market. Her body lies nameless in a hospital morgue. She had apparently worked as a cleaning woman at a bakery, but there is no record of her employment. When a Jerusalem daily accuses the bakery of "gross negligence and inhumanity toward an employee," the bakery’s owner, overwhelmed by guilt, entrusts the task of identifying and burying the victim to a human resources man. This man is at first reluctant to take on the job, but as the facts of the woman’s life take shape—she was an engineer from the former Soviet Union, a non-Jew on a religious pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and, judging by an early photograph, beautiful—he yields to feelings of regret, atonement, and even love. At once profoundly serious and highly entertaining, A. B. Yehoshua astonishes us with his masterly, often unexpected turns in the story and with his ability to get under the skin and into the soul of Israel today. (from Amazon.com)

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