This week on Up Close, two stories of personal transformation within the Jewish tradition: one fictional, one quite real.
First, former Parade Magazine editor-in-chief Lee Kravitz opens up about how the free time that came with reaching career milestones and seeing his children reach adolescence rekindled his spiritual interests. He recounts the journeys he took in his memoir, Pilgrim: Risking the Life I have to Find the Faith I Seek.
Then, for Amherst professor Judith Frank, it was imagining some of the worst possible life changes — the loss of loved ones — that led her to write a novel that tackles the story of a gay couple in Massachusetts adopting the children of a brother lost in a Palestinian suicide bombing in Israel. We talk about her book, All I love and Know.
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