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    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Mark Gerson, "The Telling"

    In Conversation with Rabbi Brian Glusman, MJCCA

    When: Sunday, 3/7/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Online

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    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC
    Hear life-changing wisdom from one of Judaism's most powerful texts.

    The Haggadah, which can be found in Jewish homes around the world, has guided Jewish families and friends through Pesach celebrations for a millennia. In The Telling: How Judaism's Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life, author Mark Gerson shows how even the most familiar passages from the Haggadah are sitting on top of buried treasures ready to help us live more meaningful and fulfilling lives today. The Telling will enable readers to make their Seder the most engaging, inspiring and important night of the year—and to understand how Jewish wisdom can help them to live their happiest, most purposeful and worthwhile lives. Free ticket includes one complimentary copy of the book with shipping (shipping to the US only).

    The fundamental questions of life that The Telling addresses include those of freedom, blessings, parenthood, dreams, education, idolatry, family, forgiveness, willpower, dreams, memory, wisdom, goodness, analogies, habits, newness, music, food, aging, false humility, the role of the imagination, the purpose of political debate, the cultivation and expression of gratitude, the State of Israel, our relationship with God, the secret of joy, the meaning of history, the presentation of miracles—and much more.

    The Telling, which calls on disciplines from Talmudic discussion to evolutionary psychology to understand the Haggadah, is a groundbreaking reexamination of one of the most powerful texts in Judaism—and an indispensable source of wisdom and insight for people of all faiths.

    About the Author
    Mark Gerson is the co-founder of Gerson Lehrman Group and several other businesses in New York. He is also the co-founder and chairman of United Hatzalah, the pioneering crowd-sourced system of volunteer first responders that enables Israelis to be treated within the crucial first three minutes following any medical trauma. He is also the co-founder and chairman of African Mission Healthcare, which supports the work of Christian medical missionaries in Africa. Gerson's articles and essays on subjects ranging from Frank Sinatra to the Biblical Jonah have been published in Commentary, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many other publications. Mark is married to Rabbi Erica Gerson. They and their four children live in New York City.

    All books include shipping to the US only. Books will be shipped after the event and can take seven to ten business days to receive due to Covid-related USPS delays.

    The event recording for ticket holders will be available 24 hours after the event for a limited time; please email [email protected] if you would like a copy.

    An on-demand recording of the event will be available on the ticketing page after the program.

    Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium


    Sunday, March 7
    1:00–2:00 PM
    Free
    Online via Zoom
    Contact: Luba Palant | [email protected]


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