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Sunday, March 19 • 15:00 - 15:45
Secular Rock, Jewish Recovery

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I’ve been a rock music critic for more than 40 years. I also have been a recovering alcoholic since 2010. Connecting recovery to Jewish life came from an unexpected source: Vampire Weekend's 2013 album "Modern Vampires of the City." It appeared to be full of references to the Torah, the Shoah, and modern Israel and Jewish identity. A switch was flipped, and as a journalist, I continued to pursue stories that reflected my interests in recovery and secular rock, meeting some fascinating people and musicians along the way, including Peter Himmelman, Jorma Kaukonen and Rabbi Rami Shapiro. They deepened my connection to Judaism and enhanced my sobriety: I’ll tell some stories about that journey.

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Wayne Robins

The title of this seminar"Secular Rock, Jewish Recovery" is a kind of middle of the road version of the working title of the memoir "G-d, Booze, and Rock'nRoll," aka "Jews Drink at Home." It's about the search for spiritual satisfaction, release from the bondage of self, as the AA folks say. It's about drinking bourbon and playing air guitar with Keith Richards and mistaking that for the burning bush. The seminar is informed by a series of... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 15:00 - 15:45
L1 27th Floor

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