Join fellow Columbia alumni as the book club discusses All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen selected by club member Ilya Korzhenevich. Enjoy an evening of lively conversation with our host David Hartmann.
Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US, he knows little about the outside world—only that it is to be shunned. His marriage at eighteen is arranged and several children soon follow. Deen’s first transgression—turning on the radio—is small, but his curiosity leads him to the library, and later the Internet. Soon he begins a feverish inquiry into the tenets of his religious beliefs, until, several years later, his faith unravels entirely. Winner of a 2015 National Jewish Book Award.
Date: Thursday, March 18
Time: 6:30 p.m. CST
Location: Zoom Video Conference