Bernard Malamud, born in Brooklyn, wrote seven novels and more than fifty short stories. His stories are meticulously crafted and magical, and, although he rejected the title “Jewish author,” his stories are deeply Jewish. His first collection, The Magic Barrel, won the National Book Award in 1959. Two stories from that collection will be discussed on two separate evenings. Professor Irene Goldman-Price will talk about "Angel Levine" on October 21st. This short story is about the trials of the tailor Manischevitz. The story engages us in both the relationship between blacks and Jews and in the difficulty of belief in times of trouble.
Sponsor: Congregation Ahavath Sholom