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Andrew Ramer "Fragments of the Brooklyn Talmud"

  • Afikomen Judaica 3042 Claremont Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94705 United States (map)

Local author, Andrew Ramer, reads from and discusses his NEW book Fragments of the Brooklyn Talmud. Join us for a wild ride into the future and on to the pages of Talmud that just may hold together the remnants of Jewish community 160 years in the future. Andrew is a wonderful story teller and a captivating speaker. Books will be for sale at Afikomen Judaica.

Click Here to read the article in the J Weekly Exploring the remains of a Talmud from 160 years in the future by David A. M. Wilensky

Eighty years from now, an international, pluralistic cabal of Jewish spiritual leaders gather in Brooklyn to compose a new Talmud. Their compendium of law, narrative, poetry, prayer and more would speak to a time of rising waters and falling population. But it is never completed.

Eighty years after that, a laptop is recovered from the fallout-ridden ruins of Brooklyn by a group of Edenic Jews from the East Bay. Its drive contains a few precious fragments of the legendary, incomplete Brooklyn Talmud.

This is the premise of Andrew Ramer’s new book, “Fragments of the Brooklyn Talmud,” a singular work of fiction masquerading as an academic work from the future. It is a collection of the recovered fragments of the Brooklyn Talmud, presented like a volume of texts from the Cairo Genizah, complete with an imagined introduction providing “historical” context.