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Best Contemporary Jewish Writing written by Michael Lerner


Best Contemporary Jewish Writing written by Michael Lerner


Lerner, who is the editor of TIKKUN magazine and a rabbi in San Francisco, has selected writings, both fiction and non-fiction, published between 1994 and 2000 (with a few exceptions), in the first of what he plans as an annual compilation. His reach extends to many types of writing, on many subjects, the selections being made on the basis of the work's discerning reflection on fundamental Jewish concerns. Authors include Philip Roth, Marge Piercy, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Adrienne Rich, William Safire, and about 50 others. Also included is the editor's list of the 100 best contemporary Jewish books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Widely known as a religious and political liberal, Tikkun editor Michael Lerner brings together poetry, fiction, essays and memoir from across the spectrum in Best Contemporary Jewish Writing, which includes work by Philip Roth, Yehuda Amichai, Naomi Wolf, Daniel Pipes and Rodger Kamenetz. Still, Lerner aims for writing "that connects to or reflects the fundamental Jewish project of healing and transformation," both of the person and the world. This book also includes Lerner's list of the 100 best contemporary Jewish books, available in English and published since 1985. This book covers the years 1994-2000; the 2002 edition will include material from the years 2000 and 2001. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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