On this episode of Up Close, two very different windows into the Jewish state.
First, author and lecturer Yael Unterman discusses her first work of fiction, The Hidden of Things: Twelve Stories of Love & Longing, which is centered on the Orthodox singles scene in Jerusalem. Why are there so many singles concentrated in such a small area, and what unique challenges do these young (and not so young) people face? Unterman gives her take.
Then, renowned author and translator Hillel Halkin, whose latest book is Jabotinsky: A Life, corrects common misconceptions about Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky, a figure who has been misinterpreted, according to Halkin, by both the right and the left of Israeli politics.
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