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CBT's Jewish Book Club

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 15 Cheshvan 5780

6:30 PM - 9:00 PMPrivate Residence

November 13  

The English Teacher
by Yiftach Reicher Atir  
Jettie Kootman hosting 

To understand the life of a spy, join us on November 13th as we discuss The English Teacher. This novel revolves around the story of Rachel, a young woman recruited into the Mossad. The author, Yiftach Reicher Atir, a former Brigadier General of Intelligence in the Israeli Army, does not  glamorize any aspect of spying. He presents a realistic picture of agents involved in living a double life: loneliness, anxiety, problematic friendships, assumed identity and dubious deeds. We also gain insights into the informers and targets. Rachel Ravid (Goldschmitt, Brooks) disappears after completing her missions with Mossad. Ehud, her handler, is brought back to scan through those years. The concern is that Rachel may divulge events the Israeli government doesn’t want revealed. 

Men are invited and welcomed to our discussion. Please join us promptly at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 13 at the home of Jettie Kootman. Please RSVP by calling Jettie at 602-689-0115 or e-mail her at  She will provide her address and directions.

Tentative list of upcoming book group meetings:

Dec 11  Love, Bill by Jan Krulick-Belin Judy Basset hosting 

Jan 8     The Daughters Victorious: A Dramatization of the Torah Story of the Daughters of

                Zelaphchad, Shalom Wexler, Daniella Reggio hosting

Feb 12   Reconnecting to the Magic of Life, Joyce Mills Ph.D. Dorothy Gaynor hosting

Mar 11   The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Richard Zimler, Alexzandra Erich hosting

Apr 1      The Bomb in the Basement: How Israel Went Nuclear and What That Means for the 

               World, Michael Karpin  MEN INVITEDJordana Jaffe hosting   

May 13   Hidden Pearl, Judy Laufer, Ellen Lawson hosting

Jun 10    In Another Time, Jillian Cantor

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