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Young Israel Book Club

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 • 10 Shevat 5779

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

For our January selection, we will be reading The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (suggested by Book Club member, Norma Berg). https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/the-weight-of-ink f the Lisses, 110 Ames Street. Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink (winner of a National Jewish Book Award) is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, she enlists the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents' scribe, the elusive "Aleph." Electrifying and ambitious, The Weight of Ink is about women separated by centuries—and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind. (from Amazon.com; https://www.amazon.com/Weight-Ink-Rachel-Kadish-ebook/dp/B01I4FPLUG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539955906&sr=8-1&keywords=weight+of+ink) All book club 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. We also try to ensure that there are sufficient copies available through the Sharon Public Library system for all of our Book Club selections. New members are always welcome. Hope to see you there!

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