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May Book Group Discussion: People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present by Dara Horn
May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
In this searing essay collection, novelist Horn delves into the “many strange and sickening ways in which the world’s affection for dead Jews shapes the present moment.” Analyzing The Merchant of Venice, Holocaust memorials, and press coverage of a mass shooting at a Jersey City, N.J., kosher grocery store in 2019, among other topics, Horn comes to the conclusion that “the enormous public interest in past Jewish suffering” does not signify respect for living Jews. Enlivened by Horn’s sharp sense of humor and fluid prose, this penetrating account will provoke soul-searching by Jews and non-Jews alike.
Group Discussion: May 25 • 10 AM
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Meeting ID: 857 6360 0095