Rabbi Phil Cohen, author of Nick Bones Underground (affiliate link), a “a thought-provoking wild ride through a dystopian New York City,” is the guest on this episode of the Middle Chamber Books and Music Podcast. Cohen’s book was named a finalist in the 2019 National Jewish Book Awards in the Debut Novel category. Nick Bones Underground, the first of a planned trilogy, takes the reader on a fast-paced journey filled with colorful and eccentric characters both human and artificial.
About the Guest
Rabbi Phil Cohen, Ph.D., received his ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. He earned a Ph.D. in Jewish thought from Brandeis University, and Master of Fine Arts degree from Spalding University in Louisville. Rabbi Cohen is married to Betsy Gamburg and is Elly’s, and Talia’s father, and Ava Ruth’s saba. He is a strong advocate of Israel, loves theology, Bible, Jewish History, exploring interfaith relations, and reading and writing fiction. Rabbi Cohen resides in Greensboro, NC, with Betsy and Maggy, their rescued greyhound, and travels regularly to Albany, GA, where he serves as rabbi for Temple B’nai Israel.