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Book removed from schools is now best seller

Dorit Rabinyan’s novel, “Gader Haya,” or “Borderlife,” recently excluded from the reading curriculum for Israeli high schools for describing “immoral relations” between a Jewish woman and an Arab man, is leading sales in local book stores following the controversy.

The book was taken off the list of books to be taught while “My Michael,” a novel by Amos Oz published in 1968 and which features a prominent erotic scene between a Jewish woman and an Arab man, remains. Oz’s novel has been taught in schools since the early 1990s.

Illustration photo of the novel "Gader Haya" written by Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Illustration photo of the novel “Gader Haya” written by Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

 

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