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Beyond Religion: Representations of Ethnicity from Jewish America: Jewish Humor and Culture in Mad Magazine

Unity of Houston

Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

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Beyond Religion: Representations of Ethnicity from Jewish America: Jewish Humor and Culture in Mad Magazine
Location: Unity Pyramid
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

 

This lecture is #2 of 4 of our Beyond Religion Summer Lunch and Learn Series with professors from the Religious Studies department of the University of Houston. Since its inception as a comic book in 1952 and continuing through its transition to a black and white magazine format, Mad Magazine has served as a counter balance to Jewish assimilation. Mad Magazine has also imbued our society with Jewish idioms and sometimes offended us with its Jewish parodies. Discover how Mad Magazine’s writers and artists expressed their Jewish peoplehood by creating Yiddishisms, presenting Jewish content that only Jews would understand, and highlighting the Jewish hypocrisy that exists within secular American Jewish culture.

 

Rabbi Kenny Weiss is the Rabbi and Executive Director for Houston Hillel. Kenny is also a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Houston. Prior to arriving at Houston Hillel in 2001, Kenny served as a congregational Rabbi in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He earned a degree in Communication from the University of California at San Diego, a Secondary Social Studies teaching Credential from the University of Colorado in Boulder, along with a Masters Degree in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinical Ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.


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*Our Youth Department will be selling food for attendees and students are also welcome to bring their lunch to the class. Doors will be open at 12:30 pm. Beverages will be provided. 

Childcare is available by reservation for on-campus classes and events for an additional fee. Please  make your reservation by going to www.unityhouston.org/childcare at least 48 hrs in advance.

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Unity of Houston
Pyramid
2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057

Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT)


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Unity of Houston offers positive, practical teachings that support spiritual evolution and abundant living. Unity welcomes people of all races, religions, social backgrounds, lifestyles and economic levels in dignity and love. We take an extremely positive approach to life, emphasizing the good in people and all of life.

 

 

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