Showing posts from October, 2013

Rav Hisda's Daughter

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST    |    BUY THE BOOK     🕮    An interview with Maggie Anton , author of Rav Hisda's Daughter , Book I: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud, and Sorcery. Maggie has a lot of interesting background information to share, including some actual spells! CREDITS: Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel   Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries   Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band   Facebook:  Twitter: @bookoflifepod   Photo: Maggie Anton Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to or call our voicemail number at 561-206-2473.

Openings on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee

2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee with winning authors and illustrators The Sydney Taylor Book Award is like the Newbery Medal of Jewish children's literature. As past Chair of the award committee, I am excited to announce that there will soon be three openings for Jewish kidlit lovers. To learn how to apply for a position on this prestigious committee, please read this announcement from current Chair Aimee Lurie:  Dear Friends:  Three positions on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee will be available beginning January 1, 2014. Applicants should be members of AJL, familiar with the scope of Judaic children’s literature, experienced in writing critical reviews, willing and able to read and review over 120 books during the course of a year, and able to meet deadlines.  Committee members are expected to attend annual conventions and to participate in committee-sponsored events, including speaking at the Committee’s annual presentation. The term of m