This week—in the spirit of candidness, “zigzag paths,” and the ways in which “shoulds” affect our writing and reading lives (and vice versa)—members of the Bloom staff share their “Unread Classics.”
by Rachel Leal
For me, the kabbalist’s courtyard and the goings on at the Temple Mount—they’re a literary gold mine. I had to capture these worlds, the holy parts, the ridiculous, the diversity, and layeredness, for want of a better term. I did fear someone else might get there first and only see the ridiculous parts.