Book and Film Club: Inheritance
What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us?
Join reviewer Julia Creet as she dives into Dani Shapiro’s memoir, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. In this fascinating book, Dani Shapiro, an Orthodox woman, shares how she discovered that she was not ‘Jewish’ after submitting her DNA to an online genealogy site. Thoughtfully and tactfully, she explores the ethical questions surrounding sperm donation, the consequences of DNA testing, and the emotional impact of having an uprooted religious and ethnic identity.
The BT Book & Film Club is sponsored in memory of Judi Kauffman (z”l).
This session was sponsored by Phyllis and Ab (z”l) Flatt and Carol and Harold Wolfe in memory of Max and Beatrice Wolfe.