Tober Fund and in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the USC Casden Institute, will build on Levy’s passionate and personal new book The Genius of Judaism (Random House, release date: January 10), in which he examines a new and stealthy form of anti-Semitism, provides a provocative defense of Israel, questions his spiritual roots, and offers a new vision of what it means to be a Jew.
The Genius of Judaism is a passionate and deeply personal intellectual reckoning built on Talmudic traditions of argument and conflict.
Archaeology consists of two components: the excavation of ancient artifacts, and the interpretation of those artifacts.Jews are not a “chosen people,” Lévy explains, but a “treasure” whose spirit must continue to inform moral thinking and courage today.Bernard-Henri Lévy is a philosopher, journalist, activist, and filmmaker.And it's not the same to be alone at 45 (or 65) as it is to be alone in your early 20s (when everyone is alone). Even the divorcees and the widowers are all looking to recouple. And the same is now true for women (commonly called cougars). If you can stomach the loneliness (extreme and painful at times), then you have a chance. You find them anew and realize they're dusty and old and in need of polishing and repair. It is a rendering of all things built to keep you comfortable and safe. There is an intense emphasis on finding a new mate, as quickly as possible. The problem, of course, is that sooner or later you wake up and realize you have less in common with these replacements than you thought you did and now (if you were foolish enough to rush into getting remarried, as many do in the first 3 years after a divorce) you are stuck in a worse situation than the first one. Only then do you have a real chance to grow, to change, to learn who you are, why you ended up where you did, how you came to be there, where you want to go. You tucked them away long ago, you had to, there was no room for them in that relationship. It is the destruction of together-dreams, forever-dreams, family-dreams, love-dreams.