Monday, November 26, 2012

Jewish podcasts: "From Israelite to Jew" by Michael Satlow


I enthusiastically recommend Brown University Judaic Studies professor Michael Satlow's series of 23 half hour long free podcasts "From Israelite to Jew," a secular academic college level history of the Second Temple period on iTunes.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jewish books: Kin by Dror Burstein


"Kinship is a central theme in Israeli writer Dror Burstein's novel Kin, which is published today in Dalya Bilu's English translation by Dalkey Archive Press. The book portrays the inner life of Yoel, a senior citizen, widower, and adoptive father who decides to find his adult son Emile's biological parents and reunite him with them."

Also see my New York Journal of Books review of "Kin":

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