Posted on February 21, 2013 by alenakdcjcc
Enjoy this podcast from the 2012 Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival of Joy Ladin in conversation with Susan Weidman Schneider, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Lilith Magazine.
Joy Ladin made headlines around the world when she returned to Yeshiva University to teach literature as a woman after having received tenure as a man. With humor and unsparing honesty, Ladin, the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution, takes readers inside her transition as she changed genders and, in the process, created a new self.
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Posted on August 27, 2012 by Lili Kalish Gersch
Attention Michael Chabon Fans!!
Check out NPR’s exlusive First Read of Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue. You can read or listen to an excerpt of Michael’s magnificent new novel (yes, I’ve read it, and no, I’m not exaggerating) here. Below is a sneak peek:
“Hello?” Gwen called, letting herself in the front door. A small black Buddha greeted her from a low table by the front door, where it kept company with a photograph of Lydia Frankenthaler, the producer of an Oscar-winning documentary film about the neglected plight of lesbians in Nazi Germany; Lydia’s partner, Garth; and Lydia’s daughter from her first marriage, a child whose father was black and whose name Gwen had forgotten. It was a Chinese Buddha, the kind that was supposed to pull in money and luck, jolly, babyfaced, and potbellied, reminding Gwen of her darling husband apart from the signal difference that you could rub the continental expanse of Archy Stallings’s abdomen for a very long time without attracting any flow of money in your direction. “Somebody having a baby around here?” continued on npr.org…
Michael opens the DCJCC’s Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival on October 14. Tickets go on sale September 1–don’t get closed out!
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