Books: Scholarship, Accessibility, and American Jews : To assess recent trends in reading and publishing, Sh’ma convened a cyberspace roundtable discussion with several noted scholars: Norman Cohen, Provost of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and author most recently of Hineini in Our Lives: Learning How to Respond to Others Through 14 Biblical Texts and Personal Stories; Ellen Frankel, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of the Jewish Publication Society; Frances Malino, Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History at Wellesley College and author of The Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux and A Jew in the French Revolution: The Life of Zalkind Hourwitz; Jonathan Rosen, Editorial Director of Nextbook and author of Eve’s Apple, The Talmud and the Internet: A Journey Between Worlds, and a forthcoming novel, Joy Comes in the Morning (September 2004); and Barry Levy, Professor of Biblical Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, whose most recent book is Fixing God’s Torah: The Accuracy of the Bible Text in Rabbinic Law.
An Interview with A. B. Yehoshua
Boundaries and Crossing:: Noted Israeli writer A. B. Yehoshua speaks with Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature Vered Shemtov about his most recent novel, The Liberated Bride. Yehoshua is the author of several novels and was the keynote speaker at the 2003 Koret Jewish Book Award. He discusses the place of boundaries in his work and life.
A Interview with Edeet Ravel
A Writing Life : Edeet Ravel is the author of Ten Thousand Lovers, a novel set in Israel in the 1970s. A captivating story of love and politics, the book’s protagonist, a visiting student, is befriended by a group of bohemian Israeli Jews and Arabs and offered an insider’s view that proves enormously painful. Ravel, a finalist for the Koret Jewish Book Award in fiction, spoke recently with Susan Berrin, Editor of Sh’ma.
By Michael Zeldin Envisioning the Educated Jew: A Review of Visions of Jewish Education Edited by Seymour Fox, Israel Scheffler, and Daniel Marom (Cambridge University Press, 2003) $26, 366 pp TURNING THE PAGES of Visions of Jewish Education, readers find themselves in the midst of a deep and textured conversation. Philosophers, scholars, and educators explain
By Elliot N. Dorff MAX, WITH SYMPTOMS OF the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, does not want to squander his money or that of his children on his care; on the contrary, he wants to leave whatever money he has to his heirs. He contemplates suicide to save money and to prevent what he knows will