Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Seeing Through New Eyes


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SHOW NOTES:
In this episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, we view the world through new eyes at this season of the Jewish New Year.

> We speak to Mordicai Gerstein, author of The White Ram, a picture book midrash about the sacrifice of Isaac. The White Ram won the National Jewish Book Award and a Sydney Taylor Honor Award.

> We hear from Rabbi Cary A. Friedman, author of Wisdom from the Batcave, about how Batman can teach each of us to live a super, heroic life.

> Musician Yoshie Fruchter describes his CD Beyond the Book, which provides a look into the subconscious of our biblical ancestors.

> Brynn Olenberg Sugarman tells of her picture book Rebecca's Journey Home, which is based on her own daughter's adoption. This book won a Sydney Taylor Honor Award.

NEWS:

> Don't forget to inscribe yourself in The Book of Life's High Holidays "Book of Life!" Shanah Tovah!

Background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.

Books and CD's mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel. Browse our online catalog to reserve books, post a review, or just to look around!