The study of Jewish history had two goals: To create an objective picture of the Jewish past and to defend the Jewish people from anti-Semitic libels.
In today’s installment of the Visiting Scribe, Eddy Portnoy sat down with Ben Katchor to discuss his newest book, “Hand-Drying in America: And Other Stories,” which will be published by Pantheon Books on March 5. Their blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit:
Two young Jewish writers have come forth to expose the seamy, alcohol-soused underbelly of the American experience. Pretty, they’re not. Hilarious, they are.