Well, it’s been an intense week here in Israel, what with the latest round of rockets from Gaza. But if we have to be spending time in shelters, at least there’s what to read! Here are some recommendations from around the Jewish blogosphere (in more or less alphabetical order). Note that cover images link to the relevant affiliate-linked book page on Amazon.
On her blog, Jewish Books for Kids, Barbara Bietz interviews Israeli author Shoham Smith about her picture book, Signs in the Well.
This month Gila Green is delighted to host author and editor Jennifer Lang on gilagreenwrites.
On her blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, Deborah interviewed Sheryl Haft about her new picture book, Goodnight Bubbala: A Joyful Parody.
One of the Ten Commandments is “Honour thy father and thy mother.” Batya Medad of “A Jewish Grandmother” reviews The Lost Kitchen, Miriam Green’s story of how she and her father cope with her mother’s Alzheimer’s.
At Jewish Renaissance, Dani Silver reviews Rabbi Steve Leder’s book More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us .
On The Book of Life Podcast, Heidi Rabinowitz shares her interview with Anna Caplan, creator of Honeycake, the new Jewish magazine for 2-6 year olds. Order your copy by November 17, 2019 to get it in time for Hanukkah!
And what have I been up to here at the Memory & Redemption blog? In the course of writing my next book, Havruta with a One-Eyed Cat, I’m exploring a wide range of books that delve into the curious aspects of Jewish Law. Here are some musings on one of those books, Punishment & Freedom, by Deborah Steinmetz.
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