A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED - A CONVERSATION WITH DARA HORN
Monday, January 27, 2014 | 7:30 pm
In her critically acclaimed new novel, A Guide for the Perplexed, Dara Horn uses the Cairo Geniza as the backdrop for a powerful story about our search for knowledge, intimacy and enlightenment. Intertwining the remarkable story of the Geniza’s discovery with a dramatic contemporary tale of a futuristic software program that records everything its users do, A Guide is a riveting story and an insightful meditation on the power and limits of human imagination, as well as on the tension between faith and reason.
Join us for a special conversation with the author in combination with a viewing of Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue. Featured in the exhibition are two manuscripts by Moses Maimonides, including a draft of a portion of his Guide for the Perplexed, one of the greatest philosophical works of the Middle Ages – and an inspiration for Horn’s novelistic tour‐de‐force. Guests are invited to visit the exhibition before the program, beginning at 6:45 pm.
Tickets: $10, general; $7 YUM members, students, seniors
For tickets, go to: www.smarttix.com; or call (212) 868‐4444