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WoOPT Book Club

Thursday, March 21, 2019 14 Adar II 5779

7:30 PM - 8:30 PMOak Park Temple

WoOPT Book Club

Join us on Thursday, March 21st  at 7:30pm when we will be reading The Dovekeepers by Alice HoffmanNearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies on Masada. Hoffman’s novel is a fictionalized version of what happened, a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power.  The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets—about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.

Books will be available at the Oak Park Public Library and at the Temple Library.


ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME you don't have to be a woman, just need a desire to talk about great Jewish books!  Join us and see what a fun group of people we are! For more information contact Sheila Pont at


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