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Christopher N. Brooks

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  • "Steinsaltz makes me smile"

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    Adin Steinsaltz is a great genius with a warm heart and in impish sense of humor that made me smile through this charming talk. He has an interesting quality of appearing to meander, until you realize that he is going right to the point.

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    Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz on Rethinking Jewish Identity at the 92nd Street Y

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    • By Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
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    Hear from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, a man Time calls a "once-in-a-millennium scholar". Explore challenging questions, such as, "Are Jews a nation, a religion, an ethnic group, or a race?", "Do Jews have unique character traits?", "What does it mean to be the 'chosen' people?", "What will become of the Jewish people?" Rabbi Steinsaltz has written 58 books on the Talmud, Jewish mysticism, religious thought, sociology, historical biography, and philosophy.

    Michael says: "Wisdom from a humble master"
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  • "Dueling and Great!"

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    This is the best! The witty poetry of Billy Collins and the presence of Garrison Keillor are a winning combination. The "dueling" is in fun, and the poetry will make you stop what you are doing and take notice of the talents and passions of these wonderful men and their poetic choices.

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    Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
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    (39)
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    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, and Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, return to the Y to read favorite poems from their new anthologies 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Mr. Collins) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Mr. Keillor).

    Sarah says: "a fresh look at poetry"

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    John Nosal says: "The MVP of my book/audio library"
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    Romeo and Juliet: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Audio Theater [Dramatized]

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    • By David Foster Wallace
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    John Nosal says: "The MVP of my book/audio library"
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    Sarah says: "a fresh look at poetry"
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    Ian C Robertson says: "Very Entertaining"
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    • By Richard Dawkins
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    Brad says: "Excellent!"
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    • By Ken Follett
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    Terry says: "Use as a preamble to Pillars of the Earth"
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    Sandy says: "A very rare treat"
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    • By Malcolm Gladwell
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    • By Billy Collins
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    J. Patrello says: "I don't even like poetry"
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    • By Les Brown
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    Vincent Musschoot says: "Charismatic speech"
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