From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a remarkable story, inspired by little-known true events, about the thousands of young Jewish women who were trafficked into prostitution at the turn of the 20th century, and whose subjugation helped build Buenos Aires. A powerful story of finding courage in the face of danger, and hope in…

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Janice Kaplan, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries, set out to determine why the extraordinary work of so many women has been brushed aside. Using her unique mix of memoir, narrative, and inspiration, she makes surprising discoveries about women geniuses now and throughout history, in fields from music to robotics. Through…

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Veritas is a tale of fierce intellectual rivalries at the highest levels of academia, a piercing psychological portrait of a disillusioned college dropout whose life had reached a breaking point, and a tragedy about a brilliant scholar handed an ancient papyrus that appealed to her greatest hopes for Christianity–but forced a reckoning with fundamental questions…

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Beth Shalom Speaker Series welcomes Neal Bascomb and his novel “Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best.” They were the unlikeliest of heroes. Rene Dreyfus, a former top driver on the international racecar circuit, had been banned from the best European teams—and fastest cars—by the mid-1930s because…

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The first author in the 2020 Beth Shalom Speaker Series is Julie Orringer and her new novel “The Flight Portfolio.” Set in 1940, it’s the story of real life hero Varian Fry, who traveled to France carrying $3,000 and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to help escape within a few weeks.…

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