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12:45 pm - Beth David Jewish Book Discussion Group: The Netanyahus

May 13, 2023 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen, led by Ruth Kohan
Corbin College, not-quite-upstate New York, winter 1959-1960: Ruben Blum, a Jewish historian-but not an historian of the Jews-is co-opted onto a hiring committee to review the application of an exiled Israeli scholar specializing in the Spanish Inquisition. When Benzion Netanyahu shows up for an interview, family unexpectedly in tow, Blum plays the reluctant host, to guests who proceed to lay waste to his American complacencies. Mixing fiction with non-fiction, the campus novel with the lecture, The Netanyahus is a wildly inventive, genre-bending comedy of blending, identity, and politics-“An Account of A Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family” that finds Joshua Cohen at the height of his powers.

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Date:
May 13, 2023
Time:
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
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Congregation Beth David
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408.257.3333
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Congregation Beth David
19700 Prospect Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
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