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Scheherazade telling stories to spellbound soldiers, Sephardic kids “borrow’ an old confused man off the street to pose as their Holocaust surviving grandfather, and the son of a shoemaker who delights in climbing construction cranes … these are just a few of the characters who appear in Omer Friedlander’s Association of Jewish Libraries’ award winning collection, The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land.

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Thanks to:

·         The Association of Jewish Libraries

·         Heidi Rabinowitz, podcast mentor

·         Dee Yan Key for use of their Freylekh (downloaded from

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