Showing posts from May, 2006

The Book of Life Gets Caught Reading, May 2006

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST      🕮    This episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, celebrates Get Caught Reading Month, a campaign of the Association of American Publishers . Here's who we'll catch reading: Author Markus Zusak on his amazing new novel, The Book Thief Dianne Hess, executive editor at Scholastic , about Jewish books she has published Aley Sheer, musician and educator, on his new CD Sheer , based on Torah texts Mitchell Kaplan, owner of the independent bookstore Books & Books , a founder of Miami Book Fair International , and President of the American Booksellers Association which co-sponsors the upcoming convention Book Expo America along with the Association of American Publishers This month we debut our literary guessing game Jews' Clues ! See if you can guess the answer!

The Book of Life In the News

Podcasting Connects Synagogue with Community   By Bryan Blessy, Journal Staff Writer Jewish Journal , Palm Beach South edition, April 18, 2006 Congregation B’nai Isarel has entered the cutting edge of the digital age.   Since December, Heidi Estrin, the librarian at Feldman Children’s Library at the congregation, has been using a new technology known as podcasting to inform people about the materials offered at the library and to showcase authors, musicians and others who promote Jewish books and music. The podcast Estrin hosts is a monthly Internet radio show called “The Book of Life,” which she describes as “mostly interviews with authors, musicians and performers.” The show, which generally runs 20 minutes, also features reviews of books and music with Jewish themes. Estrin says the show began as a way to help showcase and market library materials so that listeners would be able to borrow items from the library. “It was actually part of a lager project,” she says. “I wanted to bu