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Audio: Hebrew Book Week and the People of the Book

Interviews with Esther Heller, head of Targum Press and Sarah Shapiro, Jewish author and teacher.
6/23/2011, 3:32 PM

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This week is Israel National Hebrew Book Week. Books are being sold on the streets of Israeli cities. Why do we love books so much? Our connection to books stems from our connection with the Torah. We are, after all, the People of the Book. Plus, interviews with Esther Heller, editor in chief of Targum Press, and Sarah Shapiro, Jewish author and writing teacher.

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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