Hear authors Esther Safran Foer and Keith Gessen in a conversation with Stephanie Butnick, Tablet Magazine
In the twenty-first century, it’s become easier than ever to explore one’s family history — but even with an increased ability to travel, analyze DNA, and explore archival material, how close can we really get to understanding our origins, and why they matter? Authors Esther Safran Foer (I Want You to Know We’re Still Here) and Keith Gessen (A Terrible Country) recount journeys to their ancestral homes of Ukraine and Russia, respectively, as they grapple with how the past informs our understanding of self and home. Join us as we explore a century of personal Jewish history in a conversation moderated by Tablet Magazine’s Stephanie Butnick.
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Co-presented by Jewish Book Council, the Jewish Museum, and Tablet Magazine
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