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RELIGION BRIEFS As a Driven Leaf will be the focus of upcoming discussions. Rabbi Brenner Glickman of Temple Emanu-El. Contributed photo PUBLIC INVITED TO AS A DRIVEN LEAF BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Members of the public are invited to join Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Brenner Glickman for a unique adult education series based on As A Driven Leaf ��� his favorite book and one of the most important Jewish works of the 20th century, the Temple has announced. ���The book is compelling, engaging and extremely provocative,��� the release points out. Glickman���s learning series will combine the book discussion with historical perspective, an examination of the theological questions the book raises and an exploration of the This learning opportunity will be offered on book���s enduring significance, the release says. three Tuesdays this month ��� Jan. 8, 15 and 22 ��� at 10:30 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 151 As A Driven Leaf is available for purchase McIntosh Road in Sarasota. in Temple Emanu-El���s gift shop and through The year 2013 marks the 75th anniversary Advance reading is strongof the publication of Milton Steinberg���s As a ly recommended. Driven Leaf. ���This extraordinary work tells the This book discussion series is sponsored by story of Judaism���s most famous apostate, Elisha ben Abuyah, and his search for wisdom,��� Temple Emanu-El���s Adult Education Coma Temple news release says. ���It brings to life mittee. The class is free to Temple Emanu-El the Holy Land in the first and second century members; an $18 donation is asked of guests. of the Common Era and uses as settings and Advance registration is required. For more characters some of the most famous institu- information or to register, contact Judilee tions and sages of the period,��� the release adds. Sterne at 349-9287.

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