"The Fabric of Forever: Crafting Jewish Memory"
How are ethnographers grafted into the weave of community memory—particularly when the groups they study are close to their own experiences? Based upon her research for Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis: How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community, Jodi Eichler-Levine will reflect on how intergenerational interaction was central to both the book’s creation and its afterlife. Her interviews of older Jewish American women were invariably colored by her own subject position as a middle-aged Jewish woman, one raising a Jewish daughter and joining in in the making—and receiving-- of Jewish objects. What does it mean to become a bearer of memory not just in words, but also in thread?
This lecture will be conducted via Zoom. To attend, please click THIS LINK at 4:00pm on Monday, November 1st.