“Ladies From the Bible Tell Their Tales”

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On this episode, Marcela reads from Karen Alkalay-Gut’s A Word in Edgewise: Ladies From the Bible Tell Their Tales, published by Simple Conundrum Press.

The bible devotes quite a bit of space to the minds of the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — we know how they feel, what makes them angry or happy; we hear about
their arguments with God. Through her poetry, Alkaly-Gut gives the matriarchs a voice.

Karen Alkalay-Gut was born in London and is professor emeritus at Tel Aviv University. In addition to collections of poetry and literary scholarship, she writes lyrics for a rock group, Panic Ensemble, and her “Tel Aviv Diary” appears daily on http://www.karenalkalay-gut.com/diary

Karen Alkalay-Gut A Word in Edgewise: Ladies From the Bible Tell Their Tales

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