Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

The blo­gos­phere has been abuzz over the the new­ly found Kaf­ka man­u­scripts (exam­ples on: JPSTablet, and Jew­cy). Rodger Kamenetz, author of the forth­com­ing Burnt Books: Rab­bi Nach­man of Brat­slav and Franz Kaf­ka , the lat­est in Schocken/​Nextbook Press’s Jew­ish Encounter series, adds anoth­er voice to the con­ver­sa­tion on the Huff­in­g­ton Post here.

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the exec­u­tive direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.