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Jonathan Kirsch

Jonathan Kirsch is a book columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed books "Moses: A Life" and "The Harlot by the Side of the Road." He writes and lectures widely on biblical, literary, and legal topics. Kirsch is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and was the president of PEN Center USA West and a former correspondent for Newsweek. He lives in Los Angeles.