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Kol Emeth Shabbat Summer Book Club

August 17, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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Join us post Kiddush (about 1:15pm) on July 20, July 27, August 3 and August 10 to discuss ‘Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt in History” by Steven J. Zipperstein. The sessions will culminate with a shiur discussion on Shabbat August 17. Reading the book is not required for attending the August 17 shiur.

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Steven J. Zipperstein is the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University. He has also taught at universities in Russia, Poland, France, and Israel; for six years he taught Jewish history at Oxford University.

Zipperstein’s latest book, Pogrom:  Kishinev and the Tilt of History, published by Liveright/W. W. Norton in 2018, has been widely reviewed in newspapers and magazines in the United States and England including The New York Times, New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New Statesman, Literary Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The Economist, Ha-Aretz, San Francisco Chronicle and Mosaic Magazine have named it one of the best books of the year.  It was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award (History) and Mark Lynton award for the best non-fiction book of 2018.

Zipperstein’s articles have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, the Washington Post, The New Republic, the Jewish Review of Books, Chronicle of Higher Education and in many scholarly journals.  He was an editor of Jewish Social Studies for twenty years, and the book series Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture for a quarter of a century.  Zipperstein is currently at work on a biography of Philip Roth.  He and his wife Susan Berrin live in Berkeley.  For many years, he was a member of Kol Emeth where his sons, Max and Sam, both celebrated their bar mitzvahs.



August 17, 2019
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


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