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Prepare My Prayer a Finalist for National Jewish Book Award

I’m delighted that Prepare My Prayer by Rabbi Dov Singer is a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. I was privileged to be the publicist for this important book which is the English translation of the Hebrew bestseller “Tikon Tefilati“. Both books are published by Koren Publishers. An invitation to fundamentally reconsider prayer and […]

Interview with Rabbi Michael Broyde author of A Concise Code of Jewish Law for Converts

  I am pleased to have interviewed Rabbi Michael Broyde, author of A Concise Code of Jewish Law for Converts  (Urim Publications, 2017) about his new book. Conversion is constantly in the Jewish news cycle. Does your book address the various controversies surrounding conversion to Judaism? The current controversies are always about how people convert. My book is […]

Shalem College in Jerusalem. Good for Students. Good for Books.

It is always exciting to read about the Shalem College (in articles such as this one in The Weekly Standard).  I was brought on as the head of media relations at the Shalem Center (the precursor to the college) in the 90’s as it came onto the educational and intellectual scene. The dream was to start a […]

Book Giveaway! The Jewish Fact Finder. Win a copy of this amazing resource.

    I’m excited to run my first book giveaway.  Actually it isn’t my first. I have probably run hundreds of book giveaways on various websites, blogs and social media platforms, but I have not used my own site. So let’s get started…… Newly revised and updated, the Jewish Fact Finder by Yaffa Ganz is […]

Instead of Banning a Book, Here’s What Naftali Bennett Should Have Done

As you may know by now, the Israeli Education ministry has “disqualified” the book “Gader Haya” (in English  “Borderlife”) by Dorit Rabinyan because it describes a romantic relationship between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man. I am sure the book’s publicist is ecstatic as every media outlet is talking about the book and reportedly Israeli bookstores […]

The Kosher Baking Revolution Brought to You by Paula Shoyer

I discovered Paula Shoyer through her Chocolate Chip Mandelbread. Rosh Hashana was approaching and mandelbread seemed, to me, to be the only dessert option on the horizon. Nothing would be complete without it. I asked around and someone shared Paula’s recipe with me. I recall having a few questions and Gil Marks z”l was kind enough to […]

Chanukah Inspired by the Land of Israel: Food & Spirituality

Chana Bracha Siegelbaum has just published a new book called The Seven Fruits of the Land of Israel (Menorah-Books). The Torah singles out seven fruits (olives, dates and much more!) which grow in Israel for special mention. These foods thus have a special status in Jewish law and tradition. and Chana Bracha has created a guide […]