Why are words so important to Jews? The authors roams the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Framing the discussion within such topics as continuity, women, timelessness and individualism, they deftly engage Jewish personalities across the ages.
Amos Oz is an internationally acclaimed author of more than fifteen works of fiction and numerous essays on politics, literature and peace. He is also professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University in Be'er Sheva. Fania Oz-Salzberger is a writer, historian, and professor at the University of Haifa. She also holds the Leon Liberman Chair in Modern Israel Studies, Monash University, Australia.