Unpack­ing the Book: Law and Dis­or­der: A Con­ver­sa­tion about Men­tal Health and Crime with Jonathan Rosen and Rachel Aviv

Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Jew­ish Museum

Authors Jonathan Rosen and Rachel Aviv engage in a con­ver­sa­tion about men­tal ill­ness and crime in today’s cul­ture, explor­ing how the facts can be dis­tort­ed through obser­va­tion and spec­ta­cle, and how men­tal ill­ness and crime can affect the Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty specif­i­cal­ly and dif­fer­ent­ly than oth­er com­mu­ni­ties. Mod­er­at­ed by Stephanie But­nick, host of Tablet’s Unortho­dox podcast.

Copies of both books will be avail­able for pur­chase and sign­ing at the event.

To pur­chase an advance copy of Jonathan Rosen’s The Best Minds and Rachel Aviv’s Strangers To Our­selves, please click here!

About the Speakers:

Jonathan Rosen is the author of two nov­els: Eve’s Apple and Joy Comes in the Morn­ing, and two non-fic­tion books: The Tal­mud and the Inter­net: A Jour­ney Between Worlds and The Life of the Skies: Bird­ing at the End of Nature. His essays and arti­cles have appeared in The New York Times, The New York­er, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Jour­nal, and numer­ous antholo­gies. He lives with his fam­i­ly in New York City.

Rachel Aviv is a staff writer at The New York­er who has writ­ten for the mag­a­zine about a range of sub­jects, includ­ing med­ical ethics, psy­chi­a­try, crim­i­nal jus­tice, and edu­ca­tion. She was twice a final­ist for the Nation­al Mag­a­zine Award for Pub­lic Inter­est, and in 2022 she won a Nation­al Mag­a­zine Award for Pro­file Writ­ing. Aviv was a recip­i­ent of the Whit­ing Cre­ative Non­fic­tion Grant for her 2022 book Strangers to Our­selves, which the New York Times named one of the ten best books of the year. Rachel was named a final­ist for the 2022 Nation­al Book Crit­ics Cir­cle Awards.

Stephanie But­nick is deputy edi­tor of Tablet Mag­a­zine and a host of the Unortho­dox pod-cast. She is the author, along with her co-hosts, of The Newish Jew­ish Ency­clo­pe­dia: From Abra­ham to Zabar’s and Every­thing in Between. She has writ­ten for The New York Times and The Wall Street Jour­nal. Admis­sion to the event is free and includes an oppor­tu­ni­ty to vis­it the Jew­ish Museum’s gal­leries on the day of the program.

This event is co-spon­sored by Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, the Jew­ish Muse­um, and Tablet Magazine.