Book Review: Ephraim’s Bones by David de Wolf

Reviewed by Sarah S. First and foremost, I would like to thank David de Wolf for sending me a complimentary copy of his latest novel, Ephraim’s Bones. Image: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight Book Description: Joseph Lichtman, a young man from Frankfurt, is determined to escape the culture of the ghetto, still dominant fifty […]

Book Review: My Mother’s Secret – A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region by Alina Adams

Image: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight Reviewed by Miriam P. First and foremost, I would like to thank Alina Adams and her publisher, History Through Fiction, for sending us a complimentary copy of My Mother’s Secret – A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region in exchange for an honest book review.   As always, […]

Meet the Author: David de Wolf

Image: Courtesy of David de Wolf Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born in the Netherlands and studied Dutch Language and then the History of Art at the University of Nijmegen. I graduated with a Master of Arts and wrote my thesis on the architecture of the Italian […]

Meet the Author: Alina Adams

Images: Courtesy of Alina Adams Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born in Odessa, USSR, a city a great many people know about now, thanks to Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine, then knew about it then, or when I published my first novel set there, “The Nesting Dolls.” […]

Book Review: Celestial Persuasion by Mirta Ines Trupp

Image: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight I have been looking forward to read “Celestial Persuasion” for quite some time now and was thrilled when Mirta reached out to our team, asking if we would like to participate in an Online Book Tour. Naturally, we agreed and said yes. We would like to take this […]

Meet the Children’s Book Author and Illustrator: Varda Livney

Photo: Courtesy of Varda Livney Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I grew up in New Jersey and came to Israel on a Habonim (youth movement) gap year, during which my parents made aliya, so I had no house to return to. Luckily, I was happy to stay here. I […]

Meet the Author: Lesléa Newman

Photo: Courtesy of Lesléa Newman Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I grew up in Brooklyn and on Long Island, went to school in Vermont and Colorado, and moved to Massachusetts in 1982 where I have remained happily ever since. I started writing poetry when I was eight years old […]

Meet the Author: Bracha Goetz

Photo: Courtesy of Bracha Goetz Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I’m the Harvard-educated author of 40 Jewish children’s books. I’m also the author of one candid memoir for adults about how I became an observant Jew and overcame food addictions joyfully and spiritually. The goal of all my books […]

*Children’s Book Review*: Matzah Means So Many Things by Faith Goldstein

Reviewed by Miriam P. and the soon-to-be-six-year-old Julie H. Photo: Courtesy of Judaica in the Spotlight Last weekend, my partner John and I went to visit his parents at their cottage in County Kerry on the other side of the island. As ever so often, his brother Liam together with his wife Róisín and their […]

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