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Meet Orly Ziv Creator of Cook in Israel – Our First Author Interview.

Authors are fascinating and important people. I also admit that as a publicist, I am biased. However, it is important to remember these are the people who actually have dreamed of a book and published it. I always say “Mazel Tov” to an author when they contact me. I explain that just getting the book […]

Cook in Israel – If Life Gives You Lemons…..Preserve Them.

I am excited to be working on publicity for the new cookbook succinctly entitled Cook in Israel. Author Orly Ziv is a culinary tour guide in Israel. She takes people to the places that provide the best produce and food making for a different experience than most tourists have. For foodies…..this is really a great […]

Is something hurting Orthodox Jewish publishing?

I met today with the CEO and Editor in Chief of a well regarded publisher in NY (where else?). Their market is primarily the Orthodox Jewish English speaking market – probably mostly North America and Israel. These fellows have been in the business for decades and really know their stuff.  The CEO raised a question […]

Natan Sharansky, Jeremy Barkan z”l and Jewish Heroism

Last night I had the sad honor of attending a program in memory of Jeremy Barkan z”l the late husband of dear friend Lisa Barkan. Jeremy passed away after a number of heroic medical struggles leaving behind a legacy of kindness, idealism and optimism. Lisa invited Natan Sharansky to speak and it was a deeply […]

The Top 50 Hebrew Books of All Time – In Honor of Book Week (from Makor Rishon)

In honor of Israel’s Book Week, the popular Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon  published results of a reader poll of the top 50 Hebrew books of all time.  The poll was run via their weekend magazine (so hip it hurts)  Motzash  which means “Saturday night” in a slangy sort of way. The poll picked many books which, in […]

Focus on Book Week in Israel: No snobs. Top authors writing for children.

  Book week has started in Israel.  The inevitable newspaper articles are starting to appear and I’ll post what I think is interesting when & if I see it.  Jessica Steinberg writes in The Times of Israel about some of Israel’s bestselling authors who write children’s titles as well as adult literature.  As always, Jessica […]

No Joke. This looks likes a “must have” book for Chanukah.

No jokes. Inside Chanukah by Aryeh Pinchas Strickoff seems like a “must have” book for Chanukah. (Full disclosure…the publisher is a client but…..as I go through this book I am enjoying it more & more. We are beyond publicity here folks). So if you want to say something interesting at the family Chanukah party (office party, […]