Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Last Shepherd


Filming of "The Last Shepherd"

The Last Shepherd by Evil Sun Productions is a Hebrew-language indie comedy adventure scifi fantasy film with elements of Jewish mysticism and kabbalah, made in Israel. To summarize, "A geeky programmer and his rebellious co-worker are taken by a mysterious biblical figure on a cross country adventure, trying to stop an ancient evil force, while being chased by government agents." 

Back in January 2016, I Skyped with actors Uri Lifshitz and Roni Weissman, writer Gai Bosco, and post production manager Dovi Shraga. Then I sat on the interview, waiting for the film to become available in North America. It hasn't happened yet, but I got tired of waiting. Instead, I'm hoping listeners will be proactive in helping to get the film more widely distributed. If this interview piques your interest, please request that your local Jewish film festival or your local Comic Con screen it!


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Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band 
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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Language of Angels

Rich Michelson displays Karla Gudeon's art in his gallery

In the picture book The Language of Angels: A Story about the Reinvention of Hebrew, author Rich Michelson tells the true story of how an ancient tongue became a modern one.  I met with Rich at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he displays the art of many illustrators including Karla Gudeon, his partner on Language of Angels.
 
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Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel 
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries 
Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band 
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Back to School with Behrman House

Vicki Weber
Behrman House has been supporting Jewish education as a bookseller and publisher for almost a century. At the 2017 Association of Jewish Libraries conference in New York City, I met with Vicki Weber to hear all about the history of Behrman House and the many projects in which they are engaged.

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CREDITS:

Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel 
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries 
Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band 
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Twitter: @bookoflifepod 

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Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com or call our voicemail number at 561-206-2473.