Garden State Sisterhood Program: Meet the Author – Jonathan Dunsky

Sunday, January 15, 2023    
11:30 am EST - 1:00 pm EST

[This program is scheduled on Eastern Time Zone]

Sunday, January 15th

11:30 AM ET

A Death in Jerusalem is a historical mystery set in Jerusalem in 1952, a time when life was divided in two, with barricades and walls between the eastern and western parts of the city. Rich in historical background, the book deals with one of the most contentious political issues in Israel’s history, whether or not Israel should negotiate directly with Germany for reparations for the Holocaust. This issue divided Israeli society and the struggle against negotiations reached a boiling point on January 7, 1952, when protestors stormed the Knesset following a fiery speech by Menachem Begin. Not merely mystery, A Death in Jerusalem is a journey back in time to a young state of Israel, beautifully capturing the country, the city, and its people. Jonathan Dunsky is the author of the Adam Lapid mysteries, a series of historical novels set primarily in Israel in the 1940s and ’50s. A longtime student of history and an avid reader of crime fiction, Dunsky combined his two passions to create his protagonist, Adam Lapid, a Holocaust survivor who works as a private detective in the fledgling State of Israel. The Adam Lapid series numbers seven novels and one short story, so far. Dunsky is writing the eighth novel in the series, with many more to come.

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