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TBE Book Group

The Temple Beth El book club is open to all of our members.


At our next meeting we will discuss Amos Oz's novel, Panther in the Basement.

We will meet Tuesday, June 11, at the home of Eleanor and Bernard Hilberman. We begin our discussion promptly at 7:30 PM.

It is the summer of 1947 in Palestine under the British Mandate. A 12-year-old Jewish boy befriends a British soldier to improve his English, only to find himself branded as a traitor by his friends. This is a coming of age novel with a difference.

Panther in the Basement is available (new and used) in paperback and hardback and in eBook format—Kindle or free from Hoopla via the SC Public Library. We are not able to get copies from the Jewish Community Library this time.

Jewish book resources:

Some recent books we've discussed: 

  • Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
  • Moonglow by Michael Chabon
  • The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare
  • The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Reawakening by Primo Levi
  • Periodic Table by Primo Levi
  • The Bellarosa Connection by Saul Bellow
  • The Free World by David Bezmozgis
Mon, June 17 2019 14 Sivan 5779