Book of J is engaged in new psalmody, drawing from Yiddish songs of ghosts and police violence, the rich biblical commentary of black and white American traditional music, and queer piyutim (paraliturgical songs). Expect old-time religion, radical politics, angels and demons, workers and bosses, diasporic languages, erotic longing, close-text reading, hard times resolved and destiny fulfilled. Also, singing along is good. Book of J is Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess) and Jeremiah Lockwood (Sway Machinery).
Co-sponsored by: English, Jewish Studies, American Studies, WGSS, JSA, and the Chaplain’s Office.