Temple Beth Abraham has a congregant-led book club which meets bi-monthly to discuss books with Jewish themes.
This month’s selection:
An Observant Wife by Naomi Ragen
Naomi Ragen continues the love story between newly observant California-girl Leah and ultra-Orthodox widower Yaakov from An Unorthodox Match. From the joy of their wedding day surrounded by supportive friends and family, Yaakov and Leah are soon plunged into the complex reality of their new lives together as Yaakov leaves his beloved yeshiva to work in the city, and Leah confronts the often agonizing restrictions imposed by religious laws governing even the most intimate moments of their married lives. Adding to their difficulties is the hostility of some in the community who continue to view Leah as a dangerous interloper, questioning her sincerity and adherence to religious laws and spreading outrageous rumors. In the midst of their heartfelt attempts to reach a balance between their human needs and their spiritual obligations, the discovery of a secret, forbidden relationship between troubled teenage daughter Shaindele and a local boy precipitates a maelstrom of life-changing consequences for all.
The book club will meet in person and via Zoom.
Requests for the Zoom link should be made to Email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 6 at noon.
Registration for in-person attendance and adherence to COVID-19 Protocols are mandatory.