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Book Club: Ambivalence: Adventures in Israel and Palestine

Jonathan Garfinkel, author of Ambivalence: Adventures in Israel and Palestine, spent the past week guest-blogging on Jewcy from his temporary, not-so-humble abode at the Schloss Solitude, a castle in near Stuttgart, Germany.  Despite a brief interlude in which he contemplated … Read More

By / October 24, 2008

Jonathan Garfinkel, author of Ambivalence: Adventures in Israel and Palestine, spent the past week guest-blogging on Jewcy from his temporary, not-so-humble abode at the Schloss Solitude, a castle in near Stuttgart, Germany.  Despite a brief interlude in which he contemplated meeting with extraterrestrial lifeforms, Garfinkel spent most of the week talking about his experience living among artists in Germany.  He began with an explanation of his play, House of Many Tongues, which just opened and is derived from the book.  Then he gave us the low-down on present-day Germany, followed by a tantalizingly detailed narrative that would make any tourist skip the schnitzel and head straight for the schvitz.  Finally, Garfinkel reminded us about the dark side of German history, and how it has left its mark on all those who somehow became entangled with it.  Want more from Jonathan Garfinkel?  What are you waiting for?!  Go get his book!

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