JSA Podcast #2016-14: Aviya Kushner and “The Grammar of God”

On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Rabbi Address welcomes Aviya Kushner, the author of The Grammar of God: A Journey Into the Words and Worlds of the Bible.

About Aviya Kushner, in her own words:

I grew up in a Hebrew-speaking home in New York. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by language, culture, and belief.photo-home

My first book, The Grammar of God: A Journey Into the Words and Worlds of the Bible (Spiegel & Grau/Random House 2015), is about the intense experience of reading the Bible in English after an entire life of reading it in Hebrew.

My writing has also appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Partisan Review, Poets & Writers, A Public Space, The Wilson Quarterlyand Zoetrope: All-Story.

I have worked as a travel columnist for The International Jerusalem Post and as a poetry columnist for BarnesandNoble.com. I am currently an associate professor of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, and I am a contributing editor at A Public Space as well as a mentor for The National Yiddish Book Cente

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