Tue 23 July 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Kerem House - Gedera 18, Tel Aviv,

On July 23rd, the Kerem House will be hosting our next book club!

The book club is for book lovers from all over to meet and discuss a contemporary thought provoking piece of literature. The book choices do not necessarily represent the political or ideological leanings of our hosts.

Our book of the month will be Jordan Peterson’s bestseller, ‘12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos’.

If you are a fan of Peterson and his 12 rules, or want to discuss them without being a fan, here is your chance to share some wine and conversation. If you don’t want to attend this time but like the idea of more book clubs, then be sure to look out for future meetings

The 12 rules:

-Stand up straight with your shoulders back
-Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping
-Make friends with people who want the best for you
-Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today
-Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
-Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
-Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
-Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie
-Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t
-Be precise in your speech
-Do not bother children when they are skateboarding
-Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note that books chosen are not intended to represent a political or religious view of any given participant. While we encourage discourse at all times, we ask members to be mindful and considerate of all viewpoints.

House Rules:
Kerem House book club events will always be created with at least four weeks before each meeting to ensure participants have enough time to read/review that month’s title. Guests are expected to bring a copy of their book. Attendance will be limited to 15-20 people so please only click confirming if you have read, and want to discuss, Peterson’s work.

Additional viewing – the clip that started it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54&t=2s

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

About the Author:
JORDAN B. PETERSON, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, a public speaker, and author. He’s served as an adviser to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe. Among his many accolades, his book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief revolutionized the psychology of religion. To learn more check out: www.jordanbpeterson.com

About the Host:
James Spiro is a London native and book enthusiast. A graduate of the University of Bedfordshire with a degree in journalism, James is happy to bring his eye for literature to books that arouse passion and discussion.

About the Kerem House:
Kerem House is a community center run by, and for, the Tel Aviv community. The Kerem House hosts shabbat meals, lectures, open mics, classes, meet-ups, and much more. The space is also available for rent for private events. The Kerem House dream is to encourage entrepreneurship and leadership from Tel Avivians to run the events they feel would enrich themselves and their community.
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