Monday, August 12, 2019

Happy Eid Al-Adha


In a few weeks, I'll be posting an interview with Sadaf Siddique, co-founder of Kitaab World, a website focusing on South Asian children's literature.  We'll talk about the parallels between her "Counter Islamaphobia Through Stories" campaign and the "Love Your Neighbor" campaign that I spearheaded for the Association of Jewish Libraries. While I'm a little late, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Eid al-Adha, a holiday that took place just yesterday. This celebrates the end of the Hajj pilgrimage and commemorates Abraham's near sacrifice of his son. Interestingly, I just learned that there is some dispute between Judaism and Islam about which son was to be sacrificed. In any case, we can all agree that rejecting human sacrifice was the right move!

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Notes from a Young Reader

Young Aria is a voracious reader. In this interview, she shares a few of her favorite titles:
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Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Viewing Opportunity: 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." 

I podcasted an interview with the filmmakers back in August 2017, which you can listen to below. Excitingly, the film is now available to be viewed on YouTube! Check it out here:

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