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"Trumped Up: How Criminalization of Our Political Differences Endangers Democracy" — Alan Dershowitz with Chris Cuomo

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The famous — sometimes infamous — lawyer, scholar and defender of Israel talks about his new book on how criminalization of our political differences endangers democracy.

Naomi Alderman + Margaret Atwood: The Strand @The New School

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Alderman's feminist dystopian novel has taken the UK by storm, with rave reviews and the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. It asks what would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power.

Daniel Mendelsohn with Rebecca Mead: "Fathers, Heroes, Sons"

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Oy Gay!

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Mendelsohn’s memoir "An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic" tells the tale of his father, Jay, enrolling in his undergraduate "Odyssey" seminar at Bard. At times it was as treacherous as the straits of Scilla.

BOOK LAUNCH: "The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah" by Adam Valen Levinson — in conversation w/ Seth Kugel

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In 534 days, the author has a bar mitzvah — 8 years late — and visits the 13 countries that scare him most, pushing against “the hypothesis that had been worded for [him] on September 11: you can’t go there.” 

"If All the Seas Were Ink": Ilana Kurshan

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An exploration of the surprising and poignant intersections between the pages of Talmud that the author learned each day and her own journey through divorce, Aliyah, dating, marriage, and motherhood. 

Race in Nazi Germany and America: Echoes and Influences

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Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high age of Jim Crow in America. What were the links between the two nightmare regimes? The authors of two new books probe this question.

Ruby Namdar's "The Ruined House" — BOOK RELEASE

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Join us for a conversation with Israeli novelist Ruby Namdar, as we celebrate the English language release of his novel, winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s highest literary award.

"The Participants: The Men of the Wannsee Conference" — BOOK LAUNCH

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Dr. Hans-Christian Jasch and Dr. Christoph Kreutzmüller will discuss their new book about the men behind the Final Solution, and how their 1942 conference is understood in present-day Germany.

"Schlesinger: the Imperial Historian" — Richard Aldous with Frances FitzGerald

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Richard Aldous discusses his new book, the first major biography of preeminent historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. He speaks with Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning journalist Frances FitzGerald.

21st Annual Author’s Cafe to benefit the Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs

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Fundraising

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This year our author’s cafe lightens up, with a serious look at a fun topic, Jewish humor. In his new book, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from the Bible to the age of Twitter. 

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