Stitching Jewish Lives
Speaker: Dr. Jodi Eichler-Levine
Join Dr. Jodi Eichler-Levine, author of Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis: How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community, to learn about how creating Jewish art and craft is a vital form of religiosity for many Jewish Americans. Her research took her to craft conventions and homes as she interviewed over 30 Jewish crafters around the country. It provides a fresh take on how every Jewish object has a story—and on how those objects make us feel.
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About the Speaker:
Jodi Eichler-Levine is the Berman Professor of Jewish Civilization and a professor of religion studies at Lehigh University. She is the author of Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis: How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community and Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children’s Literature. Her work at the intersections of religion and popular culture has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, The Revealer, Religion Dispatches, and Killing the Buddha, among other venues.