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An eye-opening journey to 17th-century Jewish London

"A mysterious collection of papers hidden in a historic London home sends two scholars of Jewish history on an unforgettable quest.... Kadish’s characters are memorable, and we’re treated to a host of them: pious rabbis and ribald actors, socialites and troubled young men, Mossad agents and rule-worshipping archivists. From Shakespeare’s Dark Lady to Spinoza’s philosophical heresies, Kadish leaves no stone unturned in this moving historical epic. Chock-full of rich detail and literary intrigue.”—Kirkus Reviews

Book Discussions

Join an in-depth exploration of the themes within The Weight of Ink, moderated by professional book-discussion leader Kelle Ruden.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 PM
Hosted by Congregation B’nai Israel

Location: 2710 Park Ave., Bridgeport


Monday, Feb. 4, 7:30 PM

Hosted by The Westport Library

Location: The Suzuki Music School

246 Post Road East, Westport


Rachel Kadish comes to

Upper Fairfield County!

Monday, Feb. 25th at 7:30 PM

The Conservative Synagogue

30 Hillspoint Road, Westport

"A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."        —Toni Morrison

Open to the community free of charge.














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You shop, Amazon donates!

When you purchase The Weight of Ink on Amazon Smile, Federation receives a 5% donation. Go to and choose Federation for Jewish Philanthropy as your charity. Then shop as usual! Thank you.

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