Kavod on the Road: Nervous Wrecks: Jewish Men & the Women Who Love Them

thu04apr1:00 pmthu2:00 pmKavod on the Road: Nervous Wrecks: Jewish Men & the Women Who Love Them

Time

(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm(GMT-06:00)

Location

BMH-BJ Congregation

560 S Monaco Parkway

Event Details

Writers, scholars, and comedians all point to a recognizable strain of “Jewish humor” that winds its way from the Hebrew Bible, to rabbinic commentaries, and through to today’s literary humorists and provocative stand-up comics. And this history of Jewish humor is chock full of examples of schlemiels and the women who love them. Join University of Denver professor Adam Rovner for an interactive talk that describes the how Jewish men and women are portrayed in American culture, and what these images tell us about ourselves. Professor Rovner’s talk, “Nervous Wrecks: Jewish Men and the Women Who Love Them,” focuses on stereotypes of Jewish masculinity, Jewish motherhood, and the non-Jewish temptresses. $5