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 […]
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Finally, a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a novel. The cover is coming this week!
How To Get Unstuck In Life
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.
A Love Letter to Tel Aviv
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 […]
From Seattle to Hebron: The Story of an Amazing Life
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 […]
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 […]
People Judge a Book by its Cover. So Get it Right.
Whether I’m wearing my hat as a book shepherd or as publicist, I spend a lot of time talking to authors about the covers for their book. The importance of a book cover can’t be overestimated. Covers really are important. You know….the whole “judging a book by its cover”? It is true. So while at […]
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 […]