To much hue and cry, the Israel Education Minister nixed the inclusion of Dorit Rabinyan’s novel “Gader Haya” (translated as “Borderlife” in English) into the highschool curriculum. About a love affair between an Israeli and a Palestinian, apparently there was concern that it would encourage assimilation and intermarriage. According to this story here at the Times of Israel, it’s now flying off the shelves. I like the bookcoover and the way it looks on the blog-page. Maybe a little intermarriage, a little intermarriage in Israel, would do the country, would do the Jewish people some good.