The Jewish Body

Honorable Mention for the American Library Association’s 2010 Sophie Brody Award, “to encourage, recognize, and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature.”

The Jewish Body “…a unique and highly literate perspective on Jewish contributions to culture, thought and the history of civilization …a memorable and often moving experience ”

Sherwin B. Nuland, Moment

”…a tour de force…”

Sander Gilman, The Forward

“…fresh views of Jewish identity…from a committed and thoughtful author.”

Jewish Book World, Spring 2009

“…weaves a narrative that is not just a Jewish story, but one of humanity’s many stories…”

Muhammed Hassanali,  

“Konner . . . is an able and companionable guide . . . By the end, it’s hard not to register what a mensch [he] is, and then just how strange and remarkable his times, and ours, have been.”

Noah Efron, Haaretz    


“…a terrific book, filled with deep insight and great originality. This reviewer can’t recommend it highly enough.”

Barbara Pash, The Baltimore Jewish Times   


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