A clash of ancient and modern

Dror Burstein’s latest novel is set in a Jerusalem that has a First Temple, a king, computers and a light rail

By ELAINE MARGOLIN
December 13, 2018 20:24
A clash of ancient and modern

‘LIGHT RAIL trains run continually; but they are scary places where supernatural happenings terrorize passengers.’. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)

 
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Is it possible to believe in contradicting multiple realities without being deceitful to oneself?

Dror Burstein’s wildly inventive novels seem to indicate it is. Burstein’s mind is always expanding into alternative realms of thought while still somehow remaining tethered to the talmudic teachings of his childhood religious home, a world he has for the most part abandoned.

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