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Literature at Lunch

Saturday, October 20, 2018 • 11 Cheshvan 5779

12:00 PM - 2:00 PMKHL Room
In July 2018, a Gallup poll found that "Immigration Surged to the Top" of the list of what Americans identified as the most important problems facing our nation.  Not surprising.  Dominating political discussions and featured daily in the news, immigration has become a most troubling and controversial issue, prompting soul-searching and discussions about the essence of America.
 
How might the history of Jewish immigration to the United States in the early 20th century shed light on the experiences of immigrants today? Join our discussion of "Newcomers"  
the theme of the first Literature and Lunch on October 20.  Click on each title to read each story. We will discuss a mix of short stories and excerpts from actual accounts: 
            "The Lie" by Mary Antin (1913)
            "Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber (1917)
            "A Walker in the City" by Alfred Kazin (1951)
            "Bronx Primitive" by Kate Simon (1982)
 
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