Monday, November 16, 2015

Pick a Card, Any Card

Rabbi Goldie Milgram with Mitzvah Cards


#Readukkah is coming, and this podcast begins with an invitation to join this fun Jewish reading challenge, before we hear a fascinating interview.

Rabbi Goldie Milgram founded and directs the 501C3 Reclaiming Judaism and Reclaiming Judaism Press and is Dean of the Maggid-Educator Ordination Program and Bar/Bat Mitzvah [R]evolution at Bmitzvah.org.

I met her at the 2015 Association of Jewish Libraries conference, where she told me about Mitzvah Cards and other great books and projects of Reclaiming Judaism.


AUDIO:
 
Mp3 (13:45)
 
CREDITS:

Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel 
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries   
Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band   
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Last of the Red Hot Mamas: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Sue & Lloyd Ecker with a picture of Sophie Tucker

Sue and Lloyd Ecker are fascinated with entertainer Sophie Tucker, "the last of the red hot mamas." This larger-than-life Jewish woman was a major figure in 20th century Vaudeville and Hollywood. The Eckers have created a documentary film and begun a series of "fictional memoirs" about Sophie. I interviewed them when the film The Outrageous Sophie Tucker premiered in South Florida.

See SophieTucker.com to buy the film, the book, and to find supplemental video and audio by and about Sophie.

AUDIO:


Mp3 (23:08)



MOVIE TRAILER:


Or rent or purchase the full movie on YouTube



CREDITS:

Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel 
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries   
Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band   
Facebook: facebook.com/bookoflifepodcast   
Twitter: @bookoflifepod 
 
Support The Book of Life by becoming a patron at Patreon.com/bookoflife!
 
Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to bookoflifepodcast@gmail.com or call our voicemail number at 561-206-2473.