Episode 22: The Red Tent: Claiming Our Place in the Story

Anita Diamant's 1997 novel The Red Tent began as a word-of-mouth book club favorite, and went on to become a publishing phenomenon and the inspiration for women's organizations around the world. In this first-ever Can We Talk? episode recorded in front of an audience, we bring you a lively conversation with Anita Diamant, host-producer Nahanni Rous, JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum, Rabbi Liza Stern, and Rev. Gloria White-Hammond. They discuss the book's lasting impact, within the Jewish community and beyond, and its radical premise of giving voice and agency to the silent women of the bible.

Released May 23, 2018
  • The panel for JWA's May 2018 podcast event on The Red Tent. Pictured, left to right: Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, Rabbi Liza Stern, author Anita Diamant, JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum, and podcast host-producer Nahanni Rous. Photo by Steve Osemwenkhae.

  • Author Anita Diamant in conversation with JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum and podcast host-producer Nahanni Rous, at JWA’s May 2018 The Red Tent podcast event. Photo by Steve Osemwenkhae.

  • Panel discussion at JWA's May 2018 "Red Tent" podcast event. Pictured, left to right: Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, Rabbi Liza Stern, author Anita Diamant, JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum, and podcast host-producer Nahanni Rous. Photo by Steve Osemwenkhae.

  • JWA Rising Voices Fellowship alumna Sarah Groustra reads a passage from The Red Tent. Photo by Steve Osemwenkhae.

  • The audience at JWA's May 2018 "Red Tent" podcast event. Photo by Steve Osemwenkhae.

  • JWA "Red Tent" Event
  • JWA "Red Tent" Event
  • JWA "Red Tent" Event
  • Reading at "Red Tent" Podcast Event
  • "Red Tent" Event Audience

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 22: The Red Tent: Claiming Our Place in the Story." (Viewed on April 19, 2019) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-22-red-tent-claiming-our-place-in-story>.

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