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Adventures with Dead Jews
This companion podcast to Dara Horn’s new book People Love Dead Jews takes listeners beyond the book to some of the strangest corners of Jewish history, exploring how the popular mania for dead Jews warps our understanding of both past and present. In this series, you’ll meet flamboyantly gay Civil War Jewish spies, Japanese “Jewish specialists” trying to build their own Jewish state, genius Victorian identical twins and genius Lubavitcher identical twins, American and Soviet Jewish moviemakers hoping to become Hebrew prophets, adorable imaginary Jewish children, and a very righteous...
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4.9 stars from 305 ratings
Too too topical
While waiting for the promised next edition, I’ve been re-listening to the original series smack in the middle of Kanye West’s latest antisemitic raging, which horribly echoes the “Protocols” tropes that Horn reminds us entire empires have embraced time and again. Plus ca change…
farmisht via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/22
Amazing stories….
As my friend Walter Sobchak says “3000 years of beautiful traditions from Moses to Sandy Kofax”. Dara Horn tells some great tales of amazing real life Jews. If only Dara could have been my Hebrew School teacher, I may have not gotten thrown out of class like I was back in the day. Only have two...Read full review »
Richfromboston via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/22
Would love to listen to this, but the host’s overly affected narration is too grating. It’s also over-produced with excessive use of music, which, rather than set tone and mood, simply distracts. Content I’d like to consume, but too over-egged.
podcast pope via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/08/22
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