Date and Time: Monday, March 25, 2019, 7 to 9 p.m.
Story Titles: “War Zone” and “Written in the Bible”

There are many English speakers in Israel but few outlets for Israeli English fiction to be published. Ang-Lit Press has sought to remedy that by producing anthologies in which Israeli writers hone their art in today’s lingua franca.

Chicago-born and educated Muriel Moulton’s story “War Zone” tells of strife between neighbors. No bullets, no knives… but some very sharp tongues. This war has strategies and tactics too. It’s a tale of the inhabitants of one small apartment building… divided by wealth, class, race and temperament. Could this circumstance transpire anywhere or could it only happen in Israel? Yes and yes.

“Written in the Bible” isn’t what you think. There are no learned disputations here, no justifications of religious practices. Instead, UK-born author Shelley Goldman uses the Bible as a prop to ask: “what’s crucially important to us?”, “what do we most need to memorialize?” Are our beginnings more significant than our endings? Should people or events be the markers of our days? And if we don’t care what’s “written in the Bible” altogether… what are we?

Discussion Leader: Alan Liebman

Hosts: Arezou and Jacob Saeedi welcome Club members to their South Reno home this month.

RSVP Required: To reserve your seat(s), receive a PDF copy of this month’s stories and travel directions, please e-mail your name(s) to RenoJewishStory@AmericanSuperior.ORG before sundown, Friday, March 22nd.

For this meeting the Club can accommodate 20 attendees, please remember your reservation is a symbol of the peoplehood we celebrate as the Reno Jewish community. Don’t let your people down! Be upstanding.

Social time and refreshments after the discussion.

NEXT Club Meeting [mark your calendar!]: Monday, APRIL 29, 2019, 7 to 9 PM
[This is ONE WEEK LATER than our usual 4th Monday because of Passover]
[The Club meets January through November each year. NO December meeting!]

Mailing List Notes:
(1) If you know someone who might enjoy attending the Reno Jewish Story Club in future, please have THEM send an email to me at RenoJewishStory@AmericanSuperior.ORG giving me permission to put their e-address on our list.

(2) If you want to be REMOVED from our mailing list, tell us by sending an email to me at RenoJewishStory@AmericanSuperior.ORG and your e-address will be immediately deleted.

(3) If you like what the Story Club does, volunteer to be our host / hostess for the April 29 or April 22, 2019 [during Passover week] meeting. Send an e-note or talk to me at the upcoming meeting, especially if you’ve not hosted before.

Alan Liebman