[Hac-announce] June 2020 Book Discussion: "The Book of Separation" by Tova Mirvis (Online with Zoom)

kvngough at aol.com kvngough at aol.com
Tue May 26 10:51:30 EDT 2020

Our book for June is The Book of Separation: A Memoir by Tova Mirvis. The discussion will take place Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm via the Zoom Platform (see below).

>From Amazon:
Born and raised in a tight-knit Orthodox Jewish family, TovaMirvis committed herself to observing the rules and rituals prescribed by thisway of life… But overthe years, her doubts became noisier than her faith, and at age forty she couldno longer breathe in what had become a suffocating existence. Even though itwould mean the loss of her friends, her community, and possibly even herfamily, Tova decides to leave her husband and her faith.

This is a memoir about whatit means to decide to heed your inner compass at long last. To free the part ofyourself that has been suppressed, even if it means walking away from the onlylife you’ve ever known. Honest and courageous, Tova takes us through her firstyear outside her marriage and community, as she learns to silence her fears andseek adventure on her own path to happiness.
"Capable of both wry humor and darkly aptturns of phrase, Mirvis is a gifted writer reflecting on her identity: firstthrough the prism of organized religion, then through a self-chartedlife." – Chicago Tribune

“Tova Mirvis’s memoir, beautifully written andfiercely honest, is a moving reflection on what it means to take responsibilityfor one’s own life.  In the course of thebook Mirvis takes leave of her husband, her religious community, and herinherited notions of how her life ought to go. By staring so unflinchingly intoher confusions and fears, a portrait of quiet courage slowly assembles itself,radiating insights and inspiration for all.” – Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
The book discussion as a virtual event using the Zoom platform.

1) If you have signed up for the discussion on Meetup, you have access to the Zoom link for the meeting.
2) If you are not a 'regular' attendee and have not signed up for the discussion on Meetup but plan on attending, please send us an e-mail (kvngough at aol.com) and we will send you an invitation to the meeting.
Here is a link to a short video that discusses how to join a Zoom meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-?zcid=1588
Hope you and your family are safe and well,

Kevin & Paula
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