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TMR Bookgroup Discusses “The Handsome Jew” by Ali Al-Muqri

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Hand­some Jew is a chal­leng­ing and provoca­tive nov­el that urges/ invites Mus­lims and Jews to con­tem­plate them­selves and the way they see the oth­er through a doomed love sto­ry. This pow­er­ful nov­el tells the trag­ic saga of two lovers, Salem, a Jew, and Fati­ma, a Mus­lim, who fall in a for­bid­den, intense, and pas­sion­ate love against all cir­cum­stances designed to divide them in a soci­ety bound by reli­gion. This bound­ary-cross­ing love sto­ry epit­o­mis­es the doomed rela­tion­ship between Jews and Mus­lims in Yemen, sheds light on how each com­mu­ni­ty sees the oth­er, inter­ro­gates reli­gious and social bar­ri­ers, and proves that, against all odds, love can con­quer all — OR till death do the fat­ed cou­ple part. (Goodreads)

Sun­day, Aug. 28, with trans­la­tor Mbarek Sry­fi. To receive the Zoom link, email books@themarkaz.org.


August 28
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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