Book Salon & Beit Midrash: A Simple Story by S. Y. Agnon

Day: Thursday

Date: February 7

Time: 7:00 PM

Cost: $15.00

In a private residence.


Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

Thursday, February 7 , 7:00 PM – A Simple Story by S. Y. Agnon.

A Simple Story is one of the celebrated Hebrew novelist, S. Y. Agnon’s, greatest achievements. If the story is at all simple, it is only in the seeming effortlessness of relating a physiological and countercultural tale about bittersweet romance, bourgeous expectations, and madness. Most striking are the allusions to classical Jewish literature found on nearly every page. Rather than representing innocuous, commonly held values, these texts are provocative, destabilizing, and worthy of careful study.

Click here for more information on the Book Salon & Beit Midrash series.

Dr. Shai Secunda

Shai Secunda occupies the Jacob Neusner chair in Judaism at Bard College and is a core faculty member at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. He is the author of The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in Sasanian Iran (Philadelphia, 2014), and writes regularly for the Jewish Review of Books on Jewish scholarship and culture.

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