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Sunday, March 19 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Missing Jew: Reading and Discussion with Rodger Kamenetz

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A truly Jewish poetry begins in silence, as the psalmist says, 'To You silence is praise." And then so many words follow. The poetic impulse, the impulse to name the silence, is at the secret core of Jewish life, for the Torah is one long poem full of names of God. The Missing Jew represents nearly fifty years of my work in poetry, it is the book that brought me to Louisiana to teach at LSU. Themes of exile, immigration, silence, mysticism, community, sorrow, and joy will lead us to a dialogue from heart to heart.

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Rodger Kamenetz

Rodger Kamenetz is a proud New Orleans resident, founder of the Jewish Studies minor at LSU, Professor Emeritus of English and Religious Studies, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, author of 15 books of poetry and prose including The Jew in the Lotus, The History of Last Night's... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
JCC Teachers Lounge