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AJ Book Club
January 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us today as we discuss the novel “The Last Watchman of Old Cario” by Michael David Lukas. This discussion is being held at Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue in the Roth Family boardroom. Dr. Ted Shlechter will be the facilitator for this discussion.
“The Last Watchman of Old Cairo” is a moving page-turner of a novel by Michael David Lukas. This tightly woven multigenerational tale illuminates the tensions that have torn communities apart and the unlikely forces – potent magic, forbidden love – that boldly attempt to bridge that divide. … Joseph is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father, who is pulled into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family. For generations, the men of the al-Raqb family served as watchmen of the Ibn Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo. Joseph learns of his ancestor, a Muslim orphan who thousand years earlier served as the first watchman of the synagogue…Excerpted from Goodreads.com.
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