Last week was the 15th anniversary of the disengagement from Gaza on the Hebrew calendar. In light of its relevance, I was honored to have the opportunity to speak to Jessica Steinberg of The Times of Israel and Rav Mike Feuer, host of the podcast The Jewish Story, about my new novel, Disengagement.
Here’s an excerpt from the Times of Israel piece:
The results of Levy’s thought process have helped her create a thoroughly engaging novel, a quick but engrossing read that brings readers onto the sandy shores of a fictional Gaza settlement, Neve Adva, where two of the main characters, a rabbi and his wife, had moved with their young family and then, 12 years later, must deal with the fallout of the disengagement.
Levy’s writing skillfully weaves together the perspectives of numerous characters, effectively recreating the build-up to the traumatic 2005 disengagement.
You can read the rest of the interview here.
And you can listen to my conversation with Rav Mike on The Jewish Story here.
I really enjoyed my conversations with both of them. Rav Mike also shares about his own experiences in Gush Katif leading up to the disengagement, and it was so interesting — and gratifying — to hear how the book resonated with each of them in different ways.
Watch this space for more updates! And while we’re here, a friendly reminder that if you’ve read the book and haven’t had the chance to write a review yet, please do! I know that Amazon can be fussy about reviews, but Goodreads is also a great option. If you haven’t read it yet and you have a Goodreads account, simply putting the book on your “Want to Read” list can help as well.
I hope you’re having as great a summer as possible under these bizarre circumstances!