Showing posts from August, 2015

Eating Spiritually

BUY SPIRITUAL KNEADING     |     BUY JEWISH SOUL FOOD     🕮    I recently received two different books on similar themes of cooking and eating with Jewish spiritual mindfulness. While recording interviews with these two authors didn't fit into my plans, I did think you'd be interested in learning more about these titles. SPIRITUAL KNEADING by Dahlia Abraham Klein Dahlia says, "Long before I was conducting Rosh Chodesh groups in my home, I was introduced to challah baking by my friend, Brenda. She invited me to her home on a Thursday night to participate in a Segula Challah bake. It was my very first time baking challah. It was touching, I thought, that Brenda and I were part of the forty women from around the community, baking in our own homes — all connecting to a shared intention. There was something very holy and meditative about the whole process. In a sense, I felt like I was part of the pulse of the Jewish heartbeat. The next day, I adorned my Shabbat

Here Is the World (of Lesléa Newman)

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST    |    BUY THE BOOK     🕮    Lesléa Newman has written over 60 books for children and quite a few for adults as well. She is well known as an author of Jewish books and LGBT books, and wrote the groundbreaking title Heather Has Two Mommies ( reissued in 2015 with new illustrations). Her newest picture book, Here is the World , is a joyful celebration of Jewish holidays around the year. She also has a new, very personal poetry book out about her mother's passing, called I Carry My Mother . 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 Support The Book of Life by becoming a patron at !  Photo: Author Lesléa Newman Your feedback is appreciated! Please write to or call our