Showing posts from March, 2014

The Seminar on Jewish Story

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     🕮    On May 18, 2014, The Seminar on Jewish Story will take place at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, New York. This day-long event will be a celebration of Jewish literature in its many forms, from fiction to memoir, poetry to children's books. I spoke to organizer Barbara Krasner, who told me some of the exciting highlights of the Seminar, which is a co-production of the Whole Megillah and the Association of Jewish Libraries. Click here to learn more about the Seminar on Jewish Story , or email Barbara directly at barbarakrasner [at] att [dot] net. Act soon, because she's running a $99 special on registration! I'll be at the event, and I hope to see you there.... 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:

The Jewish Book Carnival

I am pleased to bring you the March 2014 edition of the Jewish Book Carnival , a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere! If you blog about Jewish books, you can play too! Visit the Jewish Book Carnival HQ for info about submitting your links to upcoming carnivals. I'd like to draw your attention to an earlier post here on The Book of Life , when I interviewed editor Steven Bergson about The Jewish Comix Anthology . The Kickstarter campaign to fund this project was successful, with 289 backers raising CAD$52,777, so we can look forward to reading this amazing collection soon. In March, Jill at Rhapsody in Books reviewed One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper, about a rabbi's son who is not convinced his life has any meaning. At once both tragic and funny, this story captures the essence of family and the various bonds among family members. The Whole Megillah welcomed a guest post by Seminar on Jewish Story fiction panelist