January 8, 2017, 12:00 PM
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
River Forest, Illinois
Our first book will be As a Driven Leaf presented by Rabbi Glick.
As a Driven Leaf is one of the great Jewish historical fictions. Written by a legendary Conservative Rabbi Milton Steinberg, it takes us into the early years of the rabbis after the destruction of the 2nd Temple. It explores the struggles between the traditions of the first rabbis and the Hellenic Roman-Greek culture that surrounded it through the eyes of the one of the Mishnaic rabbis, Elisha ben Abuya.
Rabbi Glick says, “As a Driven Leaf is a wonderful entry point into the world of the Jewish learning, it brings to life the Mishna and the Talmud – highly recommended.”