Six years ago, Micah Goodman had just reached one of his proudest moments. His first book – on Maimonides, already a bestseller in Hebrew – had finally come out in English. He was in New York for a talk on the book, after which people in the audience gathered around him to buy it.
"Americans expect you not just to sign the book but to write specific dedications," Goodman says. And I’m sweating and turning red – it’s difficult for me. And then I hear a woman walking away saying ‘what ugly handwriting!’ And it’s like that every single time. It’s so humbling.”