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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 2, 2012

A joint interview with Susan Goldman Rubin (Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein) and Rob Sharenow (The Berlin Boxing Club), winners of the 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Award.

Oct 3, 2012

The Book of Life's Canadian correspondant, Anne Dublin, speaks live with author Lesley Simpson before the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto.

Sep 13, 2012

Interview with Betsy Rosenthal, author of Looking For Me in this Great Big Family.

Jul 11, 2012

A live interview with Dr. Reuven Firestone, recorded at the 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries conference. Please see show notes at for links to more information about this guest and his work.

May 9, 2012

An interview with Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, and other untold stories about underdog heroes.