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Jews and Memory: How Judaism Perpetuates Memory And Activates Our Neural Networks
An Interview With Joshua Foer
In the age of iPads, Blackberries and Google, a mind-boggling array of technologies allows us to easily organize and access information so that we no longer need rely solely on memory. But this has not always been the case. Joshua Foer’s fascination with the techniques that people once used to retain vast amounts of information led him to enter and win the 2006 U.S. Memory Championship and document the experience in his recently published Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. Moment Editor Nadine Epstein sits down with Foer to discuss the historic relationship between Jews and memory, and the role that memory plays in shaping the Jewish mind.