Small Group Book Discussion

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December 13, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for our next Small Group Book Club. We will be reading Dara Horn’s newest book, People Love Dead Jews. Join us for our discussion on Monday, December 13 at 7:30 pm.

About the book: Horn draws upon her travels, her research, and also her own family life—trying to explain Shakespeare’s Shylock to a curious ten-year-old, her anger when swastikas are drawn on desks in her children’s school, the profound perspective offered by traditional religious practice and study—to assert the vitality, complexity, and depth of Jewish life against an antisemitism that, far from being disarmed by the mantra of “Never forget,” is on the rise. As Horn explores the (not so) shocking attacks on the American Jewish community in recent years, she reveals the subtler dehumanization built into the public piety that surrounds the Jewish past—making the radical argument that the benign reverence we give to past horrors is itself a profound affront to human dignity.

Questions? Contact Geryl Baer at gbaer@bethelmc.org.

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December 13, 2021
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7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Geryl Baer
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gbaer@bethelmc.org