Between the Lines: The Third Daughter

Date: Jan 12, 2021 - Jan 12, 2021

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: The Library

Location: Online

Category: Book Talks Library Events

Part of Between the Lines: Author Conversations from The Library of JTS 

An online discussion with Talia Carner

Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. ET

Join us for an online discussion with author and humanitarian activist Talia Carner about her pioneering new work, The Third Daughter. Inspired by Sholem Alecheim’s The Man from Buenos Aires, the book breaches the silence on Zwi Migdal, the legal Jewish sex-trafficking union that operated with impunity for 70 years, from the late 1880s until World War II. Luring an estimated 150,000 girls from the villages of Eastern Europe to South America with false promises of jobs and marriages, it then forced them into prostitution.

New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff says: “Thoroughly researched and vividly rendered, this is an important and unforgettable story of exploitation and empowerment that will leave you both shaken and inspired.”


This event is sponsored by The JTS Library. Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, will serve as moderator.

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About Talia Carner

At the heart of Talia Carner lies an activist, feminist and humanitarian who gives voice to those without one. A proud seventh generation Sabra, this New York-based woman tackles injustice and controversial issues. Her five psychological suspense novels bring to the forefront indignities and atrocities too long ignored and The Third Daughter is described as her most daring yet. She is a member of the board of Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) at Brandeis University and married to Ron Carner, former President of Maccabi USA, and they have four grown children.