Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! JBC invit­ed an author to share thoughts on #Jew­Lit for each day of Jew­ish Book Month. Watch, read, enjoy, and dis­cov­er! 

Today, Adam Valen Levin­son, author of The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitz­vah: Fear and Love in the Mid­dle Eastremem­bers a sto­ry that stayed with him.


Adam Valen Levin­son is a jour­nal­ist and trav­el writer whose work focus­es on human sto­ries in con­flict areas. He is an affil­i­ate of the Mid­dle East Insti­tute in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., and a fel­low at the Cen­ter for Cul­tur­al Soci­ol­o­gy at Yale Uni­ver­si­ty, study­ing humor as a key to cul­tur­al understanding.