Rabbi Israel Zoberman to lead discussion of Amos Oz on February 8th

Amos OzWritten by Harold Henkel, Associate Librarian

On February 8th, Dr. Israel Zoberman, Founding Rabbi at Congregation Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach, will lead a discussion at the Library of stories and essays from The Amos Oz Reader.

Amos Oz is Israel’s best known novelist and one of the country’s most respected intellectuals. In a career spanning nearly half a century, Oz’s writing has been rooted in the history and people of Israel. Newsweek characterized the author and his work as “eloquent, humane, even religious in the deepest sense, [Oz] emerges as a kind of Zionist Orwell: a complex man obsessed with simple decency and determined above all to tell the truth, regardless of whom it offends.” Rabbi Zoberman, who grew up in Israel, has known Amos Oz for many years and corresponds with him regularly. He has reviewed several of his books and is a uniquely qualified guide to this important author.

In order to allow the greatest possible participation, we have selected the following chapters from the book as suggested readings, which together come to only 110 pages: