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Welcome to Episode 15 of "America, Baby!" Today, we had the incredible privilege of hosting a very special guest, Dr. Dara Horn. With six books under her belt, including two translated into Hebrew, her latest work, "People Love Dead Jews," has become a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Horn's novels explore the rich tapestry of Jewish culture and history, showcasing her profound understanding of the subject matter. Notably, she holds a P.HD in Yiddish and Hebrew. In this episode, we delved into a compelling argument that resonates deeply—the idea that "people like dead Jews." Dr. Horn fearlessly explores this concept, offering a direct and thought-provoking perspective. During our conversation, we discussed how Jewish organizations, such as JVP, and individual Jews may inadvertently distance themselves from their own identity by actively supporting measures like the BDS movement against Israel. This complex dynamic raise important questions about the intersection of identity, activism, and the pursuit of justice. Additionally, we explored a fascinating aspect presented in Dr. Horn's book—the symbolism of the destruction of Jews as depicted through Jewish holidays. Purim represents the physical threat faced by the Jewish people, personified by the villainous Haman. Conversely, Hanukkah symbolizes the pressure to assimilate and the coercion faced by Jews. Get ready for an engaging and thought-provoking episode as we dive deep into these significant topics with the insightful Dr. Dara Horn. Stay tuned for an enlightening conversation that will challenge your perspectives and ignite meaningful dialogue.
People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present: https://a.co/d/0yo9Rv6