Center for Jewish Life in Franklin County
Zoom only, we’ll plan to discuss Jews, Jews being Jewish, Judaism, and how if you get two Jews in one room, you’ll find at least three opinions. Book shmooze followed by Q and A.
From the Jerusalem Post: “Jennifer Anne Moses’s first book of short stories – 13 of them –is a wry, unsentimental commentary on modern Jewish American life Her great skill is in conjuring up from her most fertile imagination wholly believable human beings, complete with their strengths and weaknesses, and carving out a slice of their existence for us.In many of her stories we enter their lives, walk with them for a certain distance, and depart. Wholly nonjudgmental, she never provides a moral for her stories, leaving the reader to draw any, if they exist. As a writer, Moses inhabits a wide variety of personalities – from a Holocaust survivor to a boy of nine, from a middle-aged husband to a promiscuous young woman – and each is believable because each has been imagined so fully.”
Jennifer Anne Moses grew up in Mclean, Virginia, when it was still horse country. She grew up to write fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, with her work published, among other places, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of Israel, and The Washington Post. Her seventh book, The Man Who Loved His Wife, comes from her life-long quest to understand her own place as a Jew in a world that isn’t Jewish.
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