Adventures with Dead Jews

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Tablet Magazine

Adventures with Dead Jews

4.7/5

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This companion podcast to Dara Horn’s new book People Love Dead Jews takes listeners beyond the book to some of the strangest corners of Jewish history, exploring how the popular mania for dead Jews warps our understanding of both past and present.In this series, you’ll meet flamboyantly gay Civil War Jewish spies, Japanese “Jewish specialists” trying to build their own Jewish state, genius Victorian identical twins and genius Lubavitcher identical twins, American and Soviet Jewish moviemakers hoping to become Hebrew prophets, adorable imaginary Jewish children, and a very righteous Tyrannosaurus Rex.With these strange, dark, hilarious, and fascinatin...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.7

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Oct 16, 2021

"Horn interrogates our comfortable assumptions while making us laugh in the process."

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