Ruby Namdar's The Ruined House: 21st Century Sin and Superficiality Meet The Talmud, interview by Joseph Rosen
3:00pm Saturday, April 28
Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 boul. Saint-Laurent
Ruby Namdar won Israel's esteemed Sapir Prize in 2014 for The Ruined House, his first novel. Now available in an English translation, the book is set in the early 2000s, when a New York intellectual is overcome by religious visions. Chaos ensues when the ancient world collides with his contemporary anaesthetized existence.
Ruby Namdar will be interviewed by Montreal writer Joseph Rosen.
This event is part of Metropolis bleu / Blue Metropolis' the Almemar* series, which brings Jewish writers from near and far to discuss culture, art and humour, all at a stone's throw from the historic Jewish stomping ground of The Main, aka rue St-Laurent.
*The raised platform in a synagogue on which the reading desk stands and where the Torah is read (also bema).
This event was made possible through partnership with the Consulate General of Israel in Montreal, the Cole Foundation, and the Museum of Jewish Montreal