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Beth Am Men Book Club

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 23 Kislev 5781

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMVia Zoom (register for details)

The next book we will be reading is An Innocent Bystandard by Julie Salamon.

The definitive story of one American family at the center of a single, shocking act of international terrorism that "manages to capture the essence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" (Dan Ephron).
 
On October 3, 1985, Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled Jewish New Yorker, and his wife boarded the Achille Lauro to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary with a Mediterranean cruise. Four days later, four Palestinian fedayeen hijacked the Italian luxury liner and took the passengers and crew hostage. Leon Klinghoffer was shot in the head, his body and wheelchair thrown overboard. His murder became a flashpoint in the intractable struggle between Israelis and Arabs and gave Americans a horrifying preview of what it means when terrorism hits home.

This event is open to all members of Beth Am, so please read the book and join us for a lively discussion.

This event is open to all members of Beth Am, so please read the book and join us for a lively discussion. For Zoom access details, please email bam@betham.org.

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