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“A Time to Shoot and a Time to Heal.” Book talk by Maor Waldman, veteran of an elite Israeli unit that fought in the Gaza war who is now a physician at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. At Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. Lecture after 10 a.m. services. Free. (415) 661-3383.
Adam Mansbach. Author of the New York Times bestseller “Go the F**k to Sleep” discusses his new novel, “Rage Is Back.” At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F. 4 p.m. Free. http://www.adammansbach.com.
Marty Brounstein. Author discusses “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.” At San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F. 6:30 p.m. (415) 557-4595.
Madeleine Albright. The former U.S. secretary of state discusses her book “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948” about growing up in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. At Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F. 12 p.m. $15 members, $25 non-members, $10 students. http://www.commonwealthclub.org.
“The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement.” Book talk by author Steven Pease. At Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley, 1455 Elm St., Napa. 2 p.m. Free. RSVP to (707) 251-9092.
“Comrades and Chicken Ranchers.” Talk by Kenneth Kann on his book about the Petaluma Jewish community from the early 20th century to today. At B’nai Israel Jewish Center, 740 Western Ave., Petaluma. 7 p.m. $5 suggested. http://www.bnaiisrael.net.
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