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Book Discussion: ‘The Weight of Ink’ by Rachel Kadish

When:
February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Where:
Monroeville Public Library - Gallery Space
4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard
Monroeville
PA 15146
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mark Hudson
412.372.0500 ext. 113

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi just before the plague hits the city, and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.

When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, she enlists the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive ‘Aleph’.

Electrifying and ambitious, The Weight of Ink is about women separated by centuries — and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.

On February 7 Rabbi Barbara Symons of Temple David will lead two discussions of The Weight of Ink at Monroeville Public Library — a morning discussion at 10:00 a.m. and an evening discussion at 7:00 p.m. The discussions are free and open to the public. Please join us!

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