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The TBS Book Club will be meeting on Sunday, TBD, at the Taubs. 10 Gatewood Dr. Hauppauge NY 11788.

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, there is an indefinite postponement. Changes will be announced as when they become known,

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This month's selection is "Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean" by Edward Kritzler


Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

by Edward Kritzler


At the end of the fifteenth century, the Spanish Inquisition forced many Jews to flee the country. The most adventurous among them took to the high seas as freewheeling outlaws. In ships bearing names such as Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther, and Shield of Abraham, they attacked and plundered the Spanish fleet while forming alliances with other European powers to ensure the safety of Jews living in hiding.
Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean is the entertaining saga of a hidden chapter in Jewish history, and of the cruelty, terror and greed that flourished during the Age of Discovery. Among the many daring figures to feature in the book are: ‘ the Great Jewish Pirate’ Sinan, Barbarossa’ s second-in-command; Rabbi Samuel Palache and his brother, Joseph, who went from commanding pirate ships to founding the first openly Jewish community in the New World; and Abraham Cohen Henriques, and arms dealer who used his cunning and economic muscle to find safe havens for other Jews.
Filled with high-seas adventures including encounters with Captain Morgan and other legendary pirates – and detailed portraits of cities stacked high with plunder, such as Port Royal, Jamaica, Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean captures a gritty and glorious era of history from an unusual and eye opening perspective.



About the Author

Edward Kritzler

Edward Heyward died September 20, 2010 in Jamaica. His Wellikoff cousins, along with his sisters, wife, daughters and loyal friends mourn his death. Nationally known for "Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean", his 2008 best seller, a warm and principled free spirit and great dancer, he will be deeply missed.

Tue, December 1 2020 15 Kislev 5781