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Saturday, March 16, 2013


Michael Chabon Reconnects...

A writer walks into a room full of rabbis. This sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it's not. In the words of Woody Allen's "Broadway Danny Rose," "It's the emes."  The Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) held the Reform movement's annual rabbinical convention March 3-6 in Long Beach, and novelist and essayist Michael Chabon was this year's Jacob Rader Marcus lecturer. He spoke on the topic "Shaping Jewish Narrative" with Rabbi Yoel Kahn who, not coincidentally, was the rabbi who married Chabon and his wife, author Ayelet Waldman. All of which raises the question: How is a novelist like a Reform rabbi?

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