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Sunday, February 14 • 8:30am - 9:45am
A Novelist Walks into a Synagogue

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A new novel, The Beautiful Possible, tells the postwar braided love story of an American Conservative rabbi, his wife, and a German-Jewish refugee by way of India who threatens and ultimately sustains their marriage. The author will discuss how this novel was inspired by her work as a Judaica editor, and how her investigations into Hasidic thought, Tagore's poetry, and the Song of Songs morphed into a novel about the boundaries of faith and the seeds of Jewish renewal. 


Amy Gottlieb

Amy Gottlieb is the author of a debut novel, The Beautiful Possible. Her work has been published in Lilith, Zeek, On Being, Forward, Tikkun, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish Poetry, and elsewhere. Formerly the director of publications for the Rabbinical Assembly, she currently teaches writing workshops at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education; Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon; and at Bronx Loaf.

Sunday February 14, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am

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