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Book Beat- The Convert by Stefan Hertmans
October 13 @ 7:30 pm
Part of HUC and Jewish Book Council’s Acclaimed Authors series. In eleventh-century France, a young woman from a prosperous Christian family, falls in love with a rabbi’s son and yeshiva student. To be together, the couple must flee their city, and the Christian woman must renounce her life of privilege and comfort. Pursued by her father’s knights and in constant danger of betrayal, the lovers embark on a dangerous journey to the south of France, only to find their brief happiness destroyed by the vicious wave of anti-Semitism sweeping through Europe with the onset of the First Crusade.