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Washington DCJCC
at Q St NW 1529 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
202-518-9400
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Description

What do today’s leading Jewish minds have to say about Judaism’s greatest thinkers? Living in Egypt, the technology capital of the medieval world, 12th century rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides), a philosopher and physician, created a modern Judaism based as much on reason as belief. Join award-winning author Dara Horn as she explores the life and thought of Maimonides, with a focus on the strange parallels between his world and ours.

Dara Horn received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard University in 2006, studying Hebrew and Yiddish. In 2007 she was chosen by Granta magazine as one of America’s “Best Young American Novelists.” Her first and second novels, In the Image and The World to Come, received the National Jewish Book Award. Her newest novel, A Guide for the Perplexed, was published in September 2013. She has taught courses in Jewish literature and Israeli history and has lectured at over two hundred universities and cultural institutions throughout North America and in Israel. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington DCJCC (LMD)

The goals of the Washington DCJCC are to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs and services. The Center accomplishes these goals in ways that reflect the unique location and role of the Center in the nation's Capital and the many contributions of the American Jewish community in the United States.