The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

Across So Many Seas

Author Ruth Behar speaks with The Shmooze about Across So Many Seas. Her latest book was inspired by Behar’s paternal grandmother’s side of the family of Sephardic Jews living in Spain up until the Spanish Inquisition of 1492. Behar used her background as an anthropology professor to make a thoroughly researched and powerful novel about religious persecution and how refugees have been treated throughout history.

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