Former American Jewish Life editor Benyamin Cohen’s book, “My Jesus Year,” debuted today at #1 on Amazon.com’s Jewish bestseller list. The book catalogs the year Cohen, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, spent visiting Southern churches while trying to figure out why he found synagogue so unfulfilling.
Publisher’s Weekly has called it “a delicious olio of guilt, longing, surprise, wonder, unease and of course humor.” You can order the book online here, but if you happen to pick it up in a bookstore, take a photo of the display and send it to Cohen. He’ll pay you back with a shout-out on his blog.
Cohen also spent a half-hour with NPR’s Lynn Neary yesterday discussing the book. You can tune in to a recording of the broadcast here.
Cohen will be in LA for the Jewish Festival of Books this November – and who knows – maybe we can convince him to come back out in February…