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Past Events

Past EventsWednesday, March 9

American Tales: Philip Roth, 'The Conversion of the Jews'

Nitzan Sharron

Philip Roth's short story The Conversion of the Jews, which appears in Goodbye Columbus (1959), tells the story of a little boy who finds his Hebrew classes so hypocritical and oppressive that he is driven to stage a rebellion against his teacher, the aptly named Rabbi Binder.

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