Join us for a virtual reading with Rachel Havrelock, author of The Joshua Generation in conversation with Ethan Michaeli on Tuesday, June 30th at 6:30 PM CST.
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No biblical text has been more central to the politics of modern Israel than the book of Joshua. Named after a military leader who became the successor to Moses, it depicts the march of the ancient Israelites into Canaan, describing how they subjugated and massacred the indigenous peoples. The Joshua Generation examines the book's centrality to the Israeli occupation today, revealing why nationalist longing and social reality are tragically out of sync in the Promised Land.
Rachel Havrelock is associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line and the coauthor of Women on the Biblical Road: Ruth, Naomi, and the Female Journey. She lives in Chicago. Twitter @RachelHavrelock
Ethan Michaeli is the author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, praised by The New York Times as “a towering achievement that will not be soon forgotten,” awarded best non-fiction prizes by Chicago Writers Association and the Midland Authors, and listed as a notable book of the year by the Washington Post, The New York Times and Amazon. A lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy of the University of Chicago as well as a senior adviser at the Goldin Institute, Ethan’s forthcoming book, Twelve Tribes: Promise and Peril in the New Israel, will be published by Custom House Books.