Tuesday, November 27, 2018

7:00 pm

The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT

Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, Brandeis National Committee Hartford chapter, and The Emanuel Synagogue Adult Education

Join award winning author Rachel Kadish for a program about her new historical fiction novel, The Weight of Ink, winner of a 2017 National Jewish Book Award.

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing modern historian with a love of Jewish history. As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe.

$10 In Advance (RSVP by November 20th)

$12 At The Door

For more information, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170.

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