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Rodger Kamenetz

Contributors

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of The Jew in the Lotus and a winner of the National Jewish Book Award.  He lives in New Orleans and works as a dream therapist. Burnt Books is his tenth book. 

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2011

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav was a religious Jew responsive to the challenge of Jewish secularism; Franz Kafka, a thoroughly secular Jew who loved the paradoxical parables of hasidism. Their stories and their lives reflect deeply on one another. Each died tragically young of tuberculosis. And each, at the very end, asked a close friend to burn his books. In an era of digital books, what do their stories tell us about the deeper meaning of the written word for the people of the book?

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David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.