A little over a month ago we announced the first session of our “Book Club”. While I’m sure many of our readers are just waiting for the moment to share their thoughts on Ishay Rosen-Zvi’s Demonic Desires, over here in Israel the first copies have only recently reached the desks of Talmudists. For this, and other reasons, the discussion will not begin on December 15th as originally planned, but rather on January 2nd.
While everyone who has read the book and has what to say is encouraged to share, we have a few people in line to respond already: Eva Kiesele, from the Free and Hebrew Universities; Amit Gvaryahu, from Hebrew U. and The Talmud Blog; and Raphael Magarik, who has already reviewed the book for Jewish Ideas Daily. Other tentative respondents include Simcha Gross from Yale University and Noah Greenfield from UC Berkeley.
Shai will be MC’ing the discussion, and we’re hoping that the the author himself will respond once it finally winds down. And of course you, dear reader, are invited to weigh in as well.