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Identity/Crisis Podcast

No. 49: PJ Library: Children’s Books, Grown-up Opinions

David Zvi Kalman and Meredith Lewis discuss the impact of PJ Library and it's role as the largest distributor of Jewish children's books.
David Zvi Kalman, Meredith Lewis
Dr. David Zvi Kalman is Scholar in Residence and Director of New Media at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he was also a member of the inaugural cohort of North American David Hartman Center Fellows. David Zvi leads the Kogod Research Center’s research seminar on Judaism and the Natural World. David Zvi holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Toronto. His research touches on Jewish

Meredith Lewis

Guest host David Zvi Kalman asks guest Meredith Lewis (PJ Library) about how PJ Library understands its role as the largest distributor of Jewish children’s books in the world, its process for choosing books, and what the future of Jewish children’s literature might look like.

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Launched in early 2020, Identity/Crisis is a weekly roundtable podcast that explores the ideas behind the news hosted by Shalom Hartman Institute of North America President Yehuda Kurtzer. Episodes cover a wide range of topics and feature experts and content related to news and current events.

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