Sunday Jewish Book Group: Defender of the Faith by Philip Roth

Join us on July 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion of the short story “Defender of the Faith" by Philip Roth. Our discussion will be facilitated by Lisa Silverman, Library Director at the American Jewish University.

The Sunday Jewish Book and Discussion Group is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and riveting conversation will be served. Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at or 310-338-4584. This event will take place in the library’s Von der Ahe Family Suite (level 3).

About the Short Story

“After the Allies are victorious in the battle against the Axis in Europe, Sergeant Nathan Marx is rotated back to the States, to Camp Crowder, Missouri. A veteran and a war hero with medals to prove it, Sergeant Marx is modest enough—and totally unprepared for confrontations with Private Sheldon Grossbart from the Bronx, whom he is assigned to train along with other recruits for the continuing war against Japan.”

You can find the story in various short story collections at the Los Angeles Public library, or contact Rhonda Rosen who can send you a digital copy of the story.  

About the William H. Hannon Library

The William H. Hannon Library fosters excellence in academic achievement through an array of distinctive services that enable learners to feed their curiosity, experience new worlds, develop their ideas, inform their decision-making, and inspire others. The library is open to the public during regular business hours. More information can be found at

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Family Suite
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Speakers and Seminars, Discussions


William H. Hannon Library


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