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[Book Review] A New Memoir by Lara Gelya

By Lara Gelya Originally from Ukraine, Lara Gelya spent twenty years working at geological sites in the deserts of Uzbekistan. With the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90s, she moved to the Austria, followed by Italy, before eventually making her way to the United States. This is a book you are not […]

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[Book Review] The Book of Jewish Knowledge

By The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, Editor in Chief: Rabbi Yanki Tauber The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has undertaken a seven year project to produce a volume that belongs in every Jewish home. Separated into 160 sub-sections, covering topics including: ethics, life cycle events, Shabbat observance, Jewish thought and everything in between, this book is […]

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Judaism and Wellness 18 Great Books for You

Explore 18 books on wellness from a Jewish Point of View in celebration of National Wellness Month. Caring for your mental health is an important aspect of maintaining your overall well-being. August is the perfect month to start a new self-care routine. To get you started, I’ve assembled a list of 18 titles that focus […]

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Complete July 2022 Wrap Up from Heidi Slowinski

Welcome to my July Wrap-Up! I have already completed 109 titles for 2022. This month, I’ve reviewed two of the titles I completed. Both of them are wonderful books and I hope you’ll check them out. You’ll find all of my reading lists from the month along with a list of quotes from Jewish writers […]

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[Book Review] A New Memoir by Sarah Birnbach

By Sarah Birnbach The Mourner’s Kaddish is a traditional Jewish prayer, written in Aramaic. At the loss of a parent, child, or spouse, it is traditional to recite the prayer for eleven months. After the loss of her father, Sarah Birnbach commits to reciting the Kaddish, twice daily, in synagogue, for eleven months. Birnbach describes […]

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[Book Review] The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

By Jodi Picoult I first discovered Jodi Picoult through her more recent release, The Book of Two Ways. Since then, I’ve picked up Wish You Were Here and today, I’m reviewing The Storyteller. Needless to say, I’m becoming a big fan. The Storyteller is a duel timeline novel, exploring grief and generational trauma. Picoult also […]

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[Book Review] The Anticipated New Release from Sherry V. Ostroff

By Sherry V. Ostroff The much anticipated new release from Sherry V. Ostroff is here! And it is everything I hoped it would be. Ostroff sets her newest historical fiction work at a perilous time in Jewish history, the Spanish Inquisition. Like her previous works, this story is impeccably well-researched. Ostroff subtly historical details, adding […]

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Complete June 2022 Wrap Up from Heidi Slowinski

Welcome to my June Wrap-Up! I have already completed my reading goal of 104 titles for 2022. This month, I’ve reviewed seven of the titles I completed. All of them are wonderful books and I hope you’ll check them out. You’ll find all of my reading lists from the month along with my short story, […]

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68 Quotes from Jewish Writers to Inspire You

If you are a follower of my Bookstagram feed, then you know that I regularly feature inspirational literary quotes in my posts and captions, mostly from Jewish Writers. I’ve compiled a list of sixty-eight of my favorite quotes, all by Jewish writers. Whether you need quotes for your Instagram or just need some inspiration, I […]

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[Book Review] A New Veronica Rosenthal Mystery by Sergio Olguin

By Sergio OlguĂ­n (author), Miranda France (translator) Sergio Olguin brings us book three of his Veronica Rosenthal Mystery series. Currently available in Spanish, the English translation is currently scheduled for release on September 20, 2022. I was delighted to receive an advanced copy for review. Olguin sets the third installment in this series in Buenos […]

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