Welcome to The Hub for online Jewish classes and events. Find an upcoming event hosted by Jewish organizations across the world, or explore our on-demand section to view recordings of past events.

Loading Events

Books of Jewish Interest

Hosted By: Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem NH

Why are we so fascinated by complex, plot-driven detective fiction? Is there a particular connection between Jews and crime fiction? Some suggest our history of one individual fighting for the underdog, or being a stranger in a strange land has exposed us to the dark side of society. We see the detective as the hero or heroine using intelligence to outwit the perpetrator and right the wrong. We will read whodunits and thrillers this season. Our detectives are all Jewish, some religious, some secular. But in all four novels, being Jewish colors how they approach solving the crime and how the world perceives them. I invite all to join the Books of Jewish Interest (BJI).

We meet in person at the Bethlehem Public Library and by Zoom at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoons on July 12 and 26, August 9 and 23.

Our books:
July 12 – The Ritual Bath, Faye Kellerman
July 26 – A Conspiracy of Paper, A Novel by David Liss
August 9 – Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, Harry Kemelman
August 28 – The Kill Artist, Daniel Silva

The event listed here is hosted by a third party. My Jewish Learning/70 Faces Media is not responsible for its content or for errors in the listing.

Discover More

The Ritual Bath

A mystery by Faye Kellerman.

Detective Fiction and the Zionist Cultural Revolution

Below, D. A. Mishani continues where he left off yesterday: wondering about the evolution of popular literary genres in Israel ...

A Word with Faye and Aliza Kellerman

Mystery writer Faye Kellerman has been good friends with fellow Los Angeles-residents Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker for nearly 25 ...