IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Radiance at the Salon
April 18, 2013 at 10:52 am, by Timna Burston
Roni Tabick is a member of the Jewish Eyes on the Arts advisory board, and writes fiction combining science fiction, fantasy and religion. Originally from England, Roni now resides in NYC, where he is studying in rabbinical school and presented a piece entitled “Radiance” at the Jewish Eyes on the Arts Salon.
Roni shares his thoughts about “Radiance”:
‘Radiance’ began with the desire to create a fantasy world based on Jewish traditions and mythology, grounded in the torah and kabbalah – I wanted to write a Jewish ‘Constantine’ but with less Keanu Reeves, and a sophisticated view of religion.
Over many months, I posted a first draft at a rate of a chapter a week on my blog www.mythicwriting.blogspot.com
. In the salon I will be reading a chapter that I wrote for the second draft, filling in some of the early part of the story, in which the main character, Asher, goes to his father’s funeral.
Growing up in London as the son of two Reform rabbis-his mother was the first woman ordained as a rabbi in the United Kingdom-Roni Tabick always lived a richly Jewish life, but it’s been in the Conservative/Masorti Movement, and at The Rabbinical School of The Jewish Theological Seminary, where his understanding of and passion for Judaism truly have come to fruition.
To read more of Roni’s writing, visit his website at www.mythicwriting.blogspot.com.