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Torah Death Match 

Wednesday, Nov 6 2013
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Not only has the Torah been re-written by a cast of today's exciting writers (Aimee Bender, Sam Lipsyte, and Jill Soloway, to name but three of a long list), but The Contemporary Jewish Museum and Literary Death Match have teamed up to present select passages, which will be performed by Rebecca Bortman, Josh Healey, Wired senior editor Caitlin Roper, and New Yorker editor Ben Greenman. The readings will be judged according to three criteria: literary merit (Zarina Zabrisky), performance (Rabbi David Kasher), and intangibles (comedian Nato Green). LDM's internationally flamboyant presentation of literature already flirts with heresy in the names of good fun and bookish evangelism, so this collaboration seems genius: modern interpretations of a sacred text evaluated according to the arbitrary whims of the judges, selected for their combined entertainment value, makes almost too much sense. Tickets include admission to the museum and, for those 21+, a drink ticket.


Thu., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., 2013

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