13 2016

Books & Bagels Book Review and Discussion

9:30AM - 11:00AM  

Temple Israel 1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2

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'Shanghai Legacy' by Marion Cuba will be reviewed by Rabbi Robert Morais of Temple Israel.

Rabbi Morais has chosen this book because of his family connection to Shanghai: his grandparents lived there during this period and it is where his mother was born.

During the Nazi era, nearly 20,000 Jews sought safety in the unlikely haven of Shanghai-the one place that would have them without a visa. This is a novel of historical fiction and chronicles this pocket of time of 1938-1945. The book weaves actual events with an imagined mother-daughter drama of dark secrets, generational conflict, and the search for love and fulfillment.