Thursday, May 3, 2007

A Sneak Preview

Hi, everybody! I'm looking forward to seeing you all at the AJL convention, and I want to thank Sheryl for setting up this convention blog.

As you may know, our keynote speaker will be Jonathan Kirsch. He's the author of really interesting analyses of the Bible, including:
  • The Harlot by the Side of the Road: Forbidden Tales of the Bible
  • Moses: a Life
  • King David: The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel
  • The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People
  • God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism
  • A History of the End of the World: How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization

His keynote address will be called "Animal Skins and God's Bones: How the Making and Keeping of Books Has Enriched the World and Ensured the Survival of the Jewish People." You can hear a sneak preview of this keynote in an interview with Jonathan Kirsch on The Book of Life podcast. And of course, you should also take a look at his website.

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