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Episode 13: Borders of Love

Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan’s novel All the Rivers is a steamy, Middle Eastern “Romeo and Juliet”: an Israeli-Palestinian love affair that confronts themes of borders, identity, and assimilation. The book sparked controversy in Israel, where the government removed it from the high school curriculum, while it shot to the top of the bestseller list. In this month’s episode, we talk with Dorit Rabinyan about this love story that doubles as political allegory, and about the tragic personal experiences that inspired her to write a tale of star-crossed Middle Eastern lovers.

Released April 20, 2017
  • Tel Aviv as seen from above, courtesy of Amos Meron.

  • All the Rivers, a 2014 book by Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan about an Israeli woman and Palestinian man who fall in love.

  • Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan. Photograph by Iris Nesher.

  • Tel Aviv
  • All the Rivers, by Dorit Rabinyan
  • Author Dorit Rabinyan

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 13: Borders of Love." (Viewed on December 10, 2019) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/borders-of-love>.

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