Temple Beth Abraham’s Book Club reads books with Jewish content and themes.
This month’s selection: The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family by Joshua Cohen
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…. — Goodreads.
Discussion is led by a synagogue member. This discussion takes place on Zoom. Please request the Zoom link by March 7.