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In celebration of Pride Month, gay author Andrew Ramer will be reading from his new book, the story of a three thousand year old lesbian – Deathless: The Complete, Uncensored, Heartbreaking, and Amazing Autobiography of Serach bat Asher, the Oldest Woman in the World.
Serach was a granddaughter of Jacob and her name appears twice in the Torah, but we’re told absolutely nothing about her. In Jewish folklore she became an immortal figure like Elijah the Prophet. In this retelling of the life of a woman who knew Moses and David, Spinoza and Einstein, and is now living two blocks from the beach in Los Angeles, Serach shares with us everything she’s learned about life, the Torah, and Jewish history.
Andrew Ramer is the author of Two Flutes Playing: A Spiritual Journeybook for Gay Men, Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories, and Torah Told Different: Stories for a Pan/Poly/Post-Denominational World.
The Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, University of San Francisco
Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, Pacific School of Religion
The Jewish Community Library, San Francisco
The JeWitch Collective
The Aquarian Minyan
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