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Jewish Noir, Shtarkers & Redemption with Rabbi Frank

Thursday, December 14

Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith will explore Michael Chabon’s classic novel, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.  The talk, at 8.00 pm is titled Jewish Noir, Shtarkers and Redemption and Rabbi Frank will share excerpts and discuss all manner of the outrageous plot and characters in this tale of gangsters and messianic delusion.  Our hero is Meyer Landsman, an alcoholic homicide detective and the setting is the temporary Jewish homeland of Sitka, Alaska where the crime bosses are rabbis!