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The Book of Life is an interview-format podcast about Jewish kidlit, mostly, with occasional coverage of YA/adult books, music, film and web,  established in December 2005. Host Heidi Rabinowitz is a Judaica librarian at Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton, FL, and the podcast reveals the backstory of materials that might be found in a synagogue library like Heidi's. As director of the Feldman Children's Library at B'nai Israel, Heidi focuses on material aimed at youth, but the podcast does cover a range of subject matter for all ages. If you are a creator of Jewish books, music, film, or web content, please see our submission guidelines.

Dec 3, 2011

The Book of Life's Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin interviews author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis about his development as a writer and his new novel The Free World. After this December 2011 episode, The Book of Life moves from a monthly schedule to an occasional schedule.

Nov 1, 2011

An interview with Ruchel Louis, author of Pulani: A Memoir of Growing Up in Apartheid South Africa.

Oct 3, 2011

An interview with blogger Barbara Krasner, who is sponsoring the "Write Your Own Megillah "project to encourage Jewish children's writers a la NaNoWriMo, during Jewish Book Month.

Sep 7, 2011

An interview with Sarah Darer Littman about her teen novel Life, After, which was a 2011 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for teens. Sarah was a guest on the show in 2006 when her debut novel Confessions of a Closet Catholic won the Sydney Taylor Book Award.

Aug 4, 2011

An interview with Joan Leegant, author of Wherever You Go.