Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 at 12:00pm

Online
Virginia Beach, VA 23450

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival 2020-2021.

Held in coordination with the Jewish Book Council, a national organization whose sole purpose is the promotion of Jewish books, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival is the annual celebration of Jewish writers, books, and ideas.

Schedule:

12:00pm: Saving Free Speech... From Itself with author Thane Rosenbaum

Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Jewish Community Relations Council's newly formed Combating Hate Task Force Saving Free Speech...from Itself

Discussion with the author, Thane Rosenbaum

In partnership with the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

In an era of political correctness, race-baiting, terrorist incitement, the ‘Danish’ cartoons, the shouting down of speakers, and, of course, ‘fake news,’ liberals and conservatives are up in arms both about speech and its excesses, and what the First Amendment means.  Speech has been weaponized. Everyone knows it, but no one seems to know how to make sense of the current confusion, and what to do about it. Thane Rosenbaum’s provocative and compelling book is what is needed to understand this important issue at the heart of our society and politics.

Thane Rosenbaum is an essayist, law professor, and author. His articles, reviews, and essays appear frequently in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Haaretz, Huffington Post, and Daily Beast, among other national publications. He serves as the Legal Analyst for CBS News Radio and as a Columnist for the Jewish News Syndicate--JNS.

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