Tuesday, May 20, 2008

See You at Book Expo!

I will be attending Book Expo America 2008 in Los Angeles, CA to record material for The Book of Life podcast and to promote the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Jewish children's literature. If YOU will be at Book Expo too, drop me a line at bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com! (If we meet up, I'll even give you a shiny gold Sydney Taylor Book Award lapel pin!)

Hope to see you soon!
Heidi Estrin
Host, The Book of Life Podcast 

Click to hear about Heidi's plans for Book Expo:

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As always, background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band. And also as always, The Book of Life is a production of the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, with additional support from the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Musical Israel @ 60


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SHOW NOTES:

The Book of Life celebrates Israel's 60th birthday with a musical extravaganza!

> Composer Yuval Ron talks about the music he created for the Oscar-winning short film West Bank Story

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Fran Manushkin discusses her book Come, Let Us Be Joyful: The Story of Hava Nagila

> We learn about the
60 @ 60 concert tour with music promoter Michael Dorf, who tells us about the best in new Israeli pop music, including:





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CREDITS:

Special thanks to Vaskez for the
techno version of Hava Nagila, to John Zorn for permission to use the track "Nekashim" from the CD The Dreamers, and to Habanot Nechama for permission to use the track "So Far." Our regular background music is provided by The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band.


Books, DVD's and CD's mentioned on the show may be borrowed from the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel.

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