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Cool Jewish Events: Goy Launch Party

Celebrate the publishing of Ranjit Chatterjee‘s spellbinding spiritual autobiography “Goy” with us on Sunday, December 13, at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Author to speak, followed by a “question and answer” session and book signings.

Refreshments will be served throughout.


Dr. Chatterjee, an internationally known and published linguist, was the first to uncover and promote the Jewish nature of the writings and thought of Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Viennese post-linguist and ethical thinker who was forced to conceal his Jewish identity in a world of pre-war European anti-Semitism.

Upon meeting professor José Faur in Chicago, Dr. Chatterjee discovered first-hand the rabbinic tradition that was preserved among the Jewish communities of the Mediterranean, and was introduced to the rabbis’ theories of language – theories which he found remarkably similar to the ideas of the post-modern philosophers and post-linguists like Wittgenstein and Jacques Derrida.

As his work and his spirit began to come and grow together in unforeseen ways, Dr. Chatterjee found his relationship with G-d unfolding in a completely unexpected direction.

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Place: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

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