The new book “Jews and Words,” co-authored by Amos Oz and his daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger, quotes Jesus’ saying: “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.” The authors go on to say: “The directive sounds very Jewish, but the reasoning is quintessentially Christian: it rests on the assumption that the least learned are the purest human beings. It bonds innocence with ignorance.
On October 20, Amos Oz's latest book--his 14th--will get released in the United States. But it's been out for at least a month in England, and the reviews have been strong. The wordisthat it's a moving, sparely written short story collection dominated by a sense of loss.
Film about Amos Oz and two based on the fiction of David Grossman and Yehoshua Kenaz are part of Israel Film Festival.
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Israeli artists are as introspective as any in the world. I doubt if any filmmakers, writers, painters, musicians or composers anywhere spend as much time pondering the nature of their national identity at both the micro and macro levels.