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Shalom Auslander’s mix of humour and Jewish religion at the Social Integration Centre in Seville

from 05/02/2015
to 05/03/2015
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Foreskin’s Lament (Blackie Books) by Shalom Auslander will be the next reading for ‘Tres con libros’ book club members at Luis Jiménez de Asúa’ Social Integration Centre in Seville (CIS).

Considered as one of the most prominent representatives of the current Jewish humour, Auslander, a descendant of David Sedaris and Woody Allen, confronts Orthodox Judaism in this book, calling it a “theological abuse “. The work is based on his memories which he manages to filter through a corrosive critical humour.

Reading programme

Thursday, 5th  February 2015*

Copies of Foreskin’s Lament will be handed over.

Thursday, 26th February 2015, 11.30 h.*

Book club meeting. Guest reader: Varda Fiszbein, professor of Hebrew studies and a member of ‘Beit Rambam’ Progressive Jewish Community of Andalusia.

Thursday, 5th  March 2015, 11.00 h.*

Book club meeting.

The first nine pages of the book are available on this link, courtesy of Blackie Books.

The Three Cultures library has a set of 30 copies of this book available for group loans.


Organised with the support of ‘Obra Social’ La Caixa.