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Judaic Studies Program to host reading and discussion by renowned American-Jewish writer Jonathan Rosen
Judaic Studies Program to host reading and discussion by renowned American-Jewish writer Jonathan RosenOctober 25, 2005Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The Judaic Studies Program at Syracuse University will host the renowned American-Jewish writer Jonathan Rosen, who will read selections from and discuss his book, “Joy Comes in the Morning” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004) on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Killian Room, Room 500 of the Hall of Languages. The event is free and open to the public; parking is available in any of the University’s paid visitor lots.
“Joy Comes in the Morning” has been admired by critics as “a deeply moving story” and “a serious and yet playful novel in this hot-button time of religion.” The story surrounds Rabbi Deborah Green, a young woman of passionate contradictions-a rabbi who craves goodness and surety while wrestling with her own desires and doubts. She falls in love with Lev, a science reporter of equal complexity. Rosen’s novel tackles questions of faith, compassion, existence and free will with earnestness and humor.
Rosen is also the author of “The Talmud and the Internet” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000) and the novel “Eve’s Apple” (Picador, 2004). His essays have appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker, among other publications. He is the editorial director of Nextbook.
For further information, contact Pam Paul in SU’s Judaic Studies Programat 443-5671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.