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Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer: "To Night Owl From Dogfish"

The two New York Times Bestselling authors discuss Sloan's new novel about Avery Bloom and Bett Devlin, whose single gay dads hope they will become friends and possibly, one day, even sisters.

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LGBTQ

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David A. Goldstein on "Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land"

The author joins UJA's Young Entertainment division to talk about the challenges and triumphs that many of these athletes face in the Jewish state, and how some of them end up making Israel their permanent home. 

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Trans Jews Are Here: A Conversation with Joy Ladin

The author and Yeshiva University professor joins Rabbi Mike Moskowitz for a conversation about her new book, "The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective." 

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LGBTQ

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Bernard-Henri Lévy in Conversation with Simon Schama

One of the West’s leading intellectuals talks about his new book, "The Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World," with the renowned historian and author.

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A Pig Farm In Israel Is The Backdrop For This Family Drama

Serendipity or trend? Just after writing about the first feature film I’d seen with both a chasidic man and a pig, I received a novel set in Israel with four dancing pigs on the cover.

Amanda Sthers’ epistolary novel “Holy Lands” (Bloomsbury) and the new film “To Dust” starring Geza Rohrig and Matthew Broderick have little in common thematically, but the introduction of pigs adds an element of surprise, alerting readers and viewers of something unexpected.

"Antisemitism: Here and Now"

Author Deborah Lipstadt, a leading (and infamous) Holocaust scholar, in conversation about her new book with The New York Times' Bari Weiss. They will talk abou the rise in anti-Semitism over the last 10 years.

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"Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press"

Join us for a lecture in Yiddish by author Eddy Portnoy, Ph.D., about his paean to the bunglers, the blockheads and the just plain weird of urban shtetls. With Yiddish singing by Cantor Sam Weiss.

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A Conversation with Deborah E. Lipstadt

Join other 20s & 30s for light breakfast and the scoop on Lipstadt's new book, "Antisemitism: Here and Now," about the rise of anti-Semitism and its impact. All attendees receive a copy of the book. 

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A Conversation With Scott Shay: Does Faith Unite Or Divide Us? — BOOK LAUNCH

Scott Shay, author of the new book "In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism," with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Rabbit Elliot Cosgrove and Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz.

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Peter Mendelsund on "Same Same" w/ Leanna Shapton

A novel from the designer behind the cover of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”: At a Middle Eastern institute, Percy Frobisher and fellows replicate a world to which none seem to have any intention of returning. 

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