Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Book of Life's Purim Celebration
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In this episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, we celebrate the holiday of Purim with jokes and interviews! We'll hear about:
> The classic Purim picture book Queen Esther Saves Her People, by Rita Golden Gelman with illustrations by Frane Lessac.
> Two recent Purim-related major motion pictures, One Night with the King and For Your Consideration, reviewed for us by film critic Kathryn Bernheimer, author of The 50 Greatest Jewish Movies: A Critic's Ranking of the Very Best.
> Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the Chosen People, a crazy comedy book by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson, based on the hit play Jewtopia.
FYI: while most materials discussed on The Book of Life are family-friendly, this book has some sections that are strictly for adults!
> Jewish jokes submitted by listeners Pete Pollock, Nina Black, and Maureen Reister. Mazel tov to Nina, winner of The Book of Life joke contest!
> Please add your pin to our Frappr map, a combo map-and-guestbook! You can leave a comment or greeting and even add a photo of yourself. It's such fun to see where Book of Life listeners come from!
Background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.
All books and CD's (and this time, DVD'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!