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Beth Israel Reads                                               

Beth Israel Reads People Love Dead Jews, and You're Invited to Discuss: Is this True, How So, and Why?

Author Dara Horn captured the book world's attention with the most provocative title of 2021, People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present. On Sunday, September 11 at 12 noon, Beth Israel Reads will dive into her unique approach to the dissonance between the antisemitism and animus expressed toward living Jews and the fondness and nostalgia with which we are regarded once dead and gone. With her frank and factual look at this phenomenon, Horn clearly earns the book's tagline, "A startling and profound exploration of how Jewish History is exploited to appease the living." Additionally, People Love Dead Jews enjoys broad literary recognition: it is designated a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Best Book of the Year by several entities, including the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Chicago Public Library, and Kirkus Reviews. It also won the National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice. Register for Beth Israel Reads' facilitated virtual/Zoom book discussion and be part of what certainly will be a timely and productive conversation. A donation of up to $10 would be appreciated but is not required for registration.

To help defray the cost, we are asking participants to make a donation of up to $10.


Thu, October 6 2022 11 Tishrei 5783