29 2021

TE Sisterhood Book Club

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Temple Emanuel Greensboro 1129 Jefferson Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
336-292-7899 info@tegreensboro.org

Contact Jessi Balogh

At our next book club, taking place on Zoom on Tuesday, June 29th at 12 Noon, we will be discussing the book "Beyond the Ghetto Gate" by Michelle Cameron. Extra copies are available for those ready to read. For more information, please contact Helene Barghebuhr at cyberbarge1@me.com.

Beyond the Ghetto Gates is a historical novel set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign (1796-97). When French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona, freeing the city’s Jews from their repressive ghetto, it unleashes a whirlwind of progressivism and brutal backlash as two very different cultures collide. Mirelle, a young Jewish maiden, must choose between her duty – an arranged marriage to a wealthy Jewish merchant – and her love for a dashing French Catholic soldier. In the meantime, Francesca, a devout Catholic, must decide if she will honor her marriage vows to an abusive and murderous husband. Beyond the Ghetto Gates depicts how the Jews and Catholics of Ancona wrestle with ancient traditions, prejudices, and the challenges of a rapidly changing world.