The Legend of Golem – Author Talk with Adam Mansbach and Dr. Justin Sledge

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Program Description:

PBS Books presents a conversation with New York Times #1 best-selling author, Adam Mansbach, discussing his latest book, The Golem of Brooklyn”, just released this fall. It’s been described as a “dazzlingly imaginative, ferociously funny story of an art teacher, a bodega clerk and a five-thousand-year-old clay crisis monster (aka the Golem).” Mansbach is joined by Dr. Justin Sledge, a professor of Ethics, Religion and Social-Political Philosophy, to discuss the fabled history of the Golem in Jewish thought, and its history and lessons for contemporary life, including the concept of “tikkun olan (repairing the world).” The moderator is Angelique Power, president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation. The event was hosted by Reboot – a national arts and culture nonprofit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions, in partnership with Detroit Public Television and Detroit Public Theatre. 

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Reboot is an arts and culture non-profit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions. As a premier research and development platform for the Jewish world, Reboot catalyzes a network of preeminent creators, artists, entrepreneurs and activists to produce experiences and products that evolve the Jewish conversation and transform society.

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