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Philip Roth and Jewish Peoplehood. What does it mean to be a Jew today?

Upcoming Sessions

1. Sunday, October 31, 2021 25 Cheshvan 5782

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

2. Sunday, November 14, 2021 10 Kislev 5782

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

3. Sunday, November 21, 2021 17 Kislev 5782

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Past Sessions
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11 Cheshvan 5782 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11 Cheshvan 5782 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021 4 Cheshvan 5782 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Phillip Roth (d. 2018),  one of the most prolific Jewish American writers of the last half of the 20th century and early 21st century, speaks about Judaism constantly (obsessively?) in his novels.  He touches on subjects such as Jewish neurosis and angst, Jewish Peoplehood, and Israel.  This class will review two of his books, “The Counterlife” (1986) and “Operation Shylock” (1993).  We will use the new Hartman iEngage Curriculum to help us examine these issues and see just how right Roth understood these concerns way back when and how his descriptions are still relevant to this very day.
Take some time to read these books in preparation for the class. They are outrageous, creative, insightful, but most important they are funny and just plain fun.  Give this award-winning, critically acclaimed Jewish writer his due and you will be glad you did.  This course will be a 6-part series.  
Take a look at a New Yorker article about Roth receiving an honorary degree at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2014. 

 

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For scholarship information, contact Rabbi Grinsteiner at sgrinsteiner@headenver.org.
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