From the Archives: Samuel Heilman on the Life and Afterlife of the Rebbe

Samuel Heilman was recorded live at the Washington DCJCC on October 21, 2010 as part of the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival.  He is co-author of The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson — a powerful biography filled with mystery and intrigue, this book tells how one man revitalized a Hasidic community on the verge of collapse and was swept away by his beliefs and expectations, thinking that death could be denied and history altered.

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From the Archives: Sean Wilentz on “Bob Dylan in America”

Sean Wilentz was recorded live at the Washington DCJCC on October 23, 2010 as part of the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival. With unprecedented access to Dylan’s working tapes, recording notes, rare photographs and other key materials, Sean Wilentz has written a comprehensive account of Dylan’s life and music and its influence on American culture.

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