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- Deborah Kalb interviews a wide variety of authors on her blog, deborahkalbbooks.blogspot.com. Check out her recent Q&A with Rabbi Susan Silverman about Silverman's book Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World.
- At Life Is Like a Library, Chava Pinchuck looks at two cookbooks that provide ideas and inspiration for "parsha treats" for the weekly Torah readings:
- Malkah Livneh blogs about Israeli children's books written in Hebrew at Let's Find That Book. She wants to help new olim, veteran olim and grandparents in Israel or abroad find the book or books that will encourage their child to get hooked on reading in Hebrew.
In this blog post, she introduces readers to Meir Shalev's wonderful children's books.
- Yael Shahar at the Memory & Redemption blog reviews Letters to Josep: An Introduction to Judaism, which she describes as delightfully entertaining, with just enough depth and whimsy to keep the reader's interest. An excellent introduction for non-Jews seeking to learn about Judaism and Jews wanting to delve into their heritage from a different perspective.
- The Whole Megillah interviews Barbara Bietz, author of a new picture book, The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat.
Author’s Notebook | The Sundown Kid written by Barbara Bietz and illustrated by John Kanzler
- Lori M. Writings reviews Kaddish for an Unborn Child by Imre Kertesz
- Over on Emunaroma, Rivka Levy reviews: How My Grandmother Prevented a Civil War by Haggai Segal and learns some shocking things about the first founders of the State of Israel.
- Over on the Fig Tree Books blog, a series of spotlights on titles that have won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award continues with a post on Thane Rosenbaum's Elijah Visible.
- On the My Machberet blog, Erika Dreifus shares how her tbr list has grown after reading Adam Kirsch's The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature.
- And finally, here at the hosting blog The Book of Life Heidi Rabinowitz interviews Debbie Levy about her picture book biography I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark.