Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day: Poverty


SHOW NOTES:

Blog Action Day aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. On October 15, 2008, thousands of people are posting on the topic of POVERTY.


The Book of Life is participating with this podcast episode, in which authors Davis and Kimmel explore themes of generosity and the tradition of tzedakah (charity). We also get an overview about Blog Action Day itself. The line-up includes:

> Cyan Ta'eed, cofounder (with husband Collis) of Blog Action Day, FreelanceSwitch blogger and director of Envato


> Aubrey Davis, author of Bagels from Benny (interviewed by our Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin!)

> Eric Kimmel, author of The Mysterious Guests: A Sukkot Story


AUDIO:

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CREDITS:

Our background music is provided by
The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band. Additional background music in this episode is courtesy of The Klezmer Company Orchestra. Listen to our upcoming November 2008 podcast for an interview with Aaron Kula, Klezmer Company Orchestra leader, about their CD Beyond the Tribes.

Books 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!

Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to
bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

O Canada


SHOW NOTES:

Meet The Book of Life's new Canadian Correspondent, author & librarian Anne Dublin! Anne will be recording material for us in the enviably literary city of Toronto. She is the former librarian of Holy Blossom Temple, and the author of a number of children's books, including the Sydney Taylor Honor Book Bobbie Rosenfeld, the Olympian Who Could Do Everything (Second Story Press, 2004). She was interviewed about this title for The Book of Life's third-ever episode back in February of 2006. Check out Anne's website at annedublin.ca.

In this episode, Anne introduces us to her Toronto writers' group as they discuss the Jewish elements of their work. The group includes:

AUDIO:

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UPCOMING:

Don't miss The Book of Life's Blog Action Day episode! It will be posted on October 15, 2008.

CREDITS:

Our background music is provided by
The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band. The Book of Life is a production of Feldman Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, and receives additional support from the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com!