Showing posts from December, 2017

Grand Finale (at least for now)

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     🕮    In this twelfth anniversary episode of The Book of Life, we hear from listeners and past guests about some of their favorite interviews. If we missed YOUR favorite, check out the right-hand sidebar at for past episodes or go to the Internet Archive at . During The Book of Life's coming hiatus, I may post occasional interviews if I come across something just too interesting to resist podcasting about, and I'll also post about any future podcasting plans, so watch this space! My new job at PJ Library includes overseeing the Author Newsletter, so if you're a creator of Jewish kidlit, be sure to subscribe to that newsletter here . Today's show includes clips from these shows; click on any title to listen to the full episode. March 2007 Why Is This Podcast Different From All Other Podcasts? Guests: dave horowitz (Five Little Gefiltes), Tami Lehman-Wilzig (Passover Around the World),

#Readukkah 2017

The Association of Jewish Libraries and the Jewish Book Council present the third annual reading challenge for readers of all ages, Readukkah! To participate, all you have to do is post about any #JewLit book (any book of Jewish interest) on the Facebook event discussion board—or share a link to your review anywhere online—and use the hashtag #Readukkah to connect with other readers! By sharing your Readukkah posts, your participation in this reading challenge helps spread the word about worthwhile titles, bringing them to the attention of more readers and supporting the publication of Jewish books!   JOIN THE EVENT HERE

The Many Faces of the Pirkei Avot

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST    |    BUY THE BOOKS: ILLUSTRATED / PIRKEI IMAHOT     🕮    I convened a virtual roundtable among the creators of two books related to The Ethics of the Fathers, aka the Pirkei Avot. Goodness knows, this is a time when the world needs moral guidance! Why not turn to ancient and modern teachings of Judaism for help? I spoke with Jessica Deutsch, creator of The Illustrated Pirkei Avot: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics , and with Lois Shenker and Rabbi Eve Posen, co-authors of Pirkei Imahot: The Wisom of Mothers, The Voices of Women . GRAND FINALE: In other news, I want to thank you all for the voicemails you've left me saying nice things about The Book of Life. You'll hear those messages, mixed with clips from the episodes they refer to, in our grande finale episode later in December 2017. I also want to let you know that I may post random episodes of The Book of Life now and then in the coming year, if I stumble across something too intere