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Literature at Lunch 

Literature at Lunch has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 24 at noon. Join Gail Lipsitz virtually to discuss these memorable stories. The link to the gathering will be available as the date approaches.   For more information, please contact Gail Lipsitz.
Master storyteller Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) explored the mystery and magic of love in the two short stories that we will discuss in our last session this year. These stories also focus on parents' dreams and wishes for their children, and what happens when children choose a different path. In "The First Seven Years," a Holocaust survivor toils as a shoemaker to earn the hand of a young woman whose immigrant father wants her to "marry an educated man and live a better life." The title refers to the Biblical story of Jacob being obliged by Laban to work and wait before being allowed to marry his daughter Rachel (Genesis, chapters 29-31).  In "The Magic Barrel," another immigrant, an elusive matchmaker whom Malamud calls a "commercial Cupid," tries to find a suitable bride for a picky young man. The story ends with an unexpected twist. For a biography of Bernard Malamud, click here.
Sat, January 16 2021 3 Shevat 5781