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Book Salon and Beit Midrash: Memory Monster

Hosted By: 929 English

Yishai Sarid’s recently published Memory Monster invites us to consider the dangers of the sacred obligation to remember, while reminding us of the existential need to forget. The New York Times Book Review calls it “a brilliant short novel that serves as a brave, sharp-toothed brief against letting the past devour the present.” 

Memory Monster encourages us to revisit the book of Deuteronomy’s exhortation to “remember what Amalek did to you,” and its paradoxical obligation to “blot out the memory of Amalek.”

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