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‎18 Iyyar 5779 | ‎23/05/2019

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Daniella Levy—Letters to Josep: Judaism, as told to a Christian friend

Daniella Levy—Letters to Josep: Judaism, as told to a Christian friend

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is “Breaking Stereotypes and Bridging Differences”?

Daniella Levy is a writer and Hebrew-English translator. She was born in New York and immigrated to Israel with her family as a child. Her articles, short fiction, and poetry have been published by many popular and literary magazines, anthologies and online platforms. In 2006 while in Barcelona she met Josep, a secular Catholic who expressed an interest in Judaism, and she began to write a blog, Letters to Josep, describing the practices followed by religiously observant Jews such as herself.

A collection of these letters has now been published as a book, Letters to Josep: An Introduction to Judaism. It is written as one would write to a friend, in a warm informal style, so while it describes religious Jewish practices in detail, it is easy and enjoyable to read.

She is also involved in a new educational project called “Moving Stones”, whose aim is to provide educational resources on Jewish heritage and culture for non-Jewish learners in Spain.