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What if David and Goliath were actually lovers and con artists? What if the Scotts turned about to be God’s chosen people? What if Ilan Ramon had been on the Columbia ground crew instead of in the shuttle? Andrea Lobel and Mark Shainblum collect an intriguing collection of “what ifs” in Jewish history and modern midrash, or “Jewish fan fiction” of the Bible. I had a fascinating conversation with the editors and two of the collection’s authors, Esther Alter and Eric Choi.

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If you enjoyed this podcast, you might also like the AJL sister podcast, The Book of Life, a podcast about Jewish kidlit, mostly.

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