Archive for December, 2015

Book Review of Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah

This review might have had a very different tone if I were in middle school, a girl—or a Palestinian.  I chose to read Where the Streets Had A Name, published in 2008 by Randa Abdel-Fattah, because I am in the process of writing a middle-grade/young adult allegory based on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and wanted to […]

Building Bridges Between Christians and Jews

Book Review ofThe Bridge Builder: The Life and Continuing Legacy of Rabbi Yechiel Epstein As portrayed in an “authorized biography” by Zev Chavets, an American-Israeli author and columnist, Rabbi Yechiel Epstein is a driven, courageous, and complex  figure. He is the founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, a group dedicated […]