A comprehensive 496‑page coffee‑table‑style book exploring the teachings, observances, and history of Judaism.
One-Legged Mongoose “Marc Straus has written an astonishing memoir full of humor and hilarity, heart and vision. This year’s sleeper hit, I predict. A must read!” —Mary Karr, author of The Liars’ Club and Lit Amazon Link Author’s Page Interview with Chris Voss
1. Why did you write this book? I wrote this book because I firmly believe that the Cain and Abel story has indispensable moral messages for our violence and hatred plagued planet. It is a foundational story of the human experience, and I wanted to convey its power to a modern audience. 2. How […]
Finally, a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a novel. The cover is coming this week!
The Wisdom of Getting Unstuck by Shimshon Meir Frankel, recently published by Mosaica Press, is a blend of Jewish and psychological wisdom offering user-friendly, gentle guidance and encouragement to move beyond the concerns and blocks which hold people back in life.
HIP SET is a page-turning thriller set in Tel Aviv. Author Michael Fertik brings together African refugees, Israeli police, and the Russian mafia to create a cool, fast-paced detective noir. Fertik may not be the author we’d expect. He is a serial entrepreneur and venture capital investor and a strong supporter of Israel. Maybe it […]
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 […]
This morning, under the news radar, Jonathan Pollard arrived in Israel. Accompanied by his wife Esther, he flew in a private jet (obviously donated for the cause) to Israel. Landing in early morning darkness, he was greeted by Prime Minister Netanyahu. For anyone who has followed and sympathized with Pollard’s long journey, watching him walk […]
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 […]
Telling the life story of Rabbi Dov Cohen, To Rise Above begins in Seattle, WA in the early 1900’s and via train and ship takes readers to pre-state Palestine. As a young boy Dov lived in the idyllic (and rare) circumstances of a wealthy Orthodox Jewish family in Seattle. Fully dedicated to observance of Jewish […]