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Thu, Mar 27



JCO Book Club

The JCO Book Club for book lovers.

JCO Book Club
JCO Book Club

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Mar 27, 2025, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

About the event

Our next book club selection, "People Love Dead Jews" by Dana Horn, is a book you will just want to discuss.

In this meticulously researched and deeply personal book, Dana Horn delves into the complex phenomenon of society's fascination with Jewish suffering, but not so much Jewish lived reality. With a keen eye for detail and an ironic voice, she examines various instances throughout history where Jewish tragedy has been commodified, sensationalized, and even fetishized in popular culture, literature, and media.

From the Holocaust to contemporary politics, Horn fearlessly tackles difficult questions about the ethics of remembrance, the impact of trauma on collective memory, and the role of empathy in understanding the Other. Drawing on her own experiences as a Jewish woman navigating these themes, she offers poignant insights that challenge conventional narratives and invite readers to reconsider their own perspectives.

"People Love Dead Jews" promises to spark lively discussions - if you want to be part of the conversation, join us.

Attendance is free of charge. 

Feel free to come early with a bag lunch at 11:30 to schmooze and eat before the discussion begins.

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