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Welcome to the Baltimore Jewish Book Club! We are an organization whose interests include books, eating, and schmoozing. The Book Club is open to anyone and everyone interested in participating in a reading group. Our general topics incorporate all things Jewish, including but by no means limited to: -Fiction relating to Jewish themes/topics (by any author) -Non-fiction relating to Jewish history, culture, and religion (by any author) -Fiction and non-fiction written by Jewish and/or Israeli authors on any topic Essentially, anything that can in any way be connected back to a Jewish ‘dot’ in any way is fair game for our group. Upcoming selections will be determined through nominations and voting at book club events.

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The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols: Nicholas Meyer

With the international bestseller The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer brought to light a previously unpublished case of Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. Now Meyer returns with a shocking discovery―an unknown case drawn from a recently unearthed Watson journal. January 1905: Holmes and Watson are summoned by Holmes' brother Mycroft to undertake a clandestine investigation. An agent of the British Secret Service has been found floating in the Thames, carrying a manuscript smuggled into England at the cost of her life. The pages purport to be the minutes of a meeting of a secret group intent on nothing less than taking over the world. Based on real events, the adventure takes the famed duo―in the company of a bewitching woman―aboard the Orient Express from Paris into the heart of Tsarist Russia, where Holmes and Watson attempt to trace the origins of this explosive document. On their heels are desperate men of unknown allegiance, determined to prevent them from achieving their task. And what they uncover is a conspiracy so vast as to challenge Sherlock Holmes as never before.

Forever by Pete Hamill

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This widely acclaimed bestseller is the magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains . . . forever. Through the eyes of Cormac O'Connor -- granted immortality as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan -- we watch New York grow from a tiny settlement on the tip of an untamed wilderness to the thriving metropolis of today. And through Cormac's remarkable adventures in both love and war, we come to know the city's buried secrets -- the way it has been shaped by greed, race, and waves of immigration, by the unleashing of enormous human energies, and, above all, by hope.

Jerusalem:City of the Book by Merav Mack and Benjamin Balint

A captivating journey through the hidden libraries of Jerusalem, where some of the world’s most enduring ideas were put into words In this enthralling book, Merav Mack and Benjamin Balint explore Jerusalem’s libraries to tell the story of this city as a place where some of the world’s most enduring ideas were put into words. The writers of Jerusalem, although renowned the world over, are not usually thought of as a distinct school; their stories as Jerusalemites have never before been woven into a single narrative. Nor have the stories of the custodians, past and present, who safeguard Jerusalem’s literary legacies. By showing how Jerusalem has been imagined by its writers and shelved by its librarians, Mack and Balint tell the untold history of how the peoples of the book have populated the city with texts. In their hands, Jerusalem itself—perched between East and West, antiquity and modernity, violence and piety—comes alive as a kind of labyrinthine library.

The The Balkan Sephardim: Their Stories, Our Heritage
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Jewish Museum of Maryland

The Balkan Sephardim: Their Stories, Our Heritage Speakers: Edward Serotta, Director of Centropa and Dr. Joseph Benatov, University of Pennsylvania Sunday, February 19th at 6:30 PM FREE – Please Reserve Your Seat at the Museum webpage

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