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Hadassah Book Group
July 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sara Frank Chapter of Hadassah book group in Burlington, VT meets monthly at 7:30 PM to discuss books with Jewish content. Meetings are informal and held at each others’ homes weekday evenings. All are welcome to join for interesting discussions, tasty snacks, and socializing. Please contact the host to let her know you plan to attend. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Sherlock at [email protected] , 802-865-2329, or the host. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
BOOK- Last Days in Babylon by Marina Benjamin
SYNOPSIS-Benjamin delves into the story of her family’s life among the Jews of Iraq in the first half of the twentieth century. When Iraq gained independence in 1932 from the Ottoman Empire, Jews were the largest and most prosperous ethnic group in Baghdad. But with the creation of the state of Israel came the first stirrings of antisemitism. Eventually the author’s grandmother, Regina Sehayek and her family, were forced to leave Iraq via a hair-raising escape. 336 pp. 2008