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Etz Bookworms (Rm 10)

Sunday, March 1, 2020 5 Adar 5780

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Etz Bookworms next selection, by Edward Kritzler, is Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean; How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom--and Revenge. It's a tale from history of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. At the end of the fifteenth century, many Jews had to flee Spain and Portugal. The most adventurous among them took to the seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing names such as the Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther, and Shield of Abraham, they attacked and plundered the Spanish fleet while forming alliances with other European powers to ensure the safety of Jews living in hiding. We'll meet to discuss this book on Sunday, March 1, at 4:30 pm at Etz Chayim in room 10. Unfortunately, this book is not available in a book club set from the Jewish Community Library, but it may be found at your local public library or at your favorite bookseller. There is one copy at the Etz Chayim library; act quickly, and you can be the one to check it out.

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