This week on Up Close, how we recover stories and characters from our personal and collective pasts.
First, King David is one of the most fascinating and complicated figures from the Bible, and yet how much do we really know about him? Rabbi David Wolpe discusses his new book, David: The Divided Heart.
Then, the idea of the “wandering Jew” is one we often hear, but its origins go all the way back to a legend that spread among 13th century Christians. First-time novelist Stephanie Feldman turned her research on this legend into a book that reclaims and expands on this character, The Angel of Losses.
Finally, acclaimed novelist and Russian Jew Anya Ulinich scrapped her second book; instead she wrote and illustrated a graphic novel that’s loosely based on her own life, and the result is Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel.
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