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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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New Books for Your Reading List – August 2, 2022

Read Along with Me I am very much looking forward to the new books on my list this week. The first book on my list is one I picked up from the gift shop on a visit to the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, in New Orleans. The museum is dedicated to sharing the […]

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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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Amazing Books for Your Reading List – July 26, 2022

Read Along with Me I am very much looking forward to the books on my list this week. There are some great books on it this week. The first book on my list is an advanced copy of Sarah Birmbach’s upcoming memoir, A Daughter’s Kaddish. Scheduled for release in September, Birmbach explores her own experience […]

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Amazing Books for Your Reading List – July 19, 2022

Read Along with Me I am very much looking forward to my reading list this week. There are some great books on it this week. The first is a new release from Sherry V. Ostroff, Expulsion. This is a work of historical fiction set during the Spanish Inquisition. Having studied in Spain, while in college, […]

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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 Olguín (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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[Book Review] Love, Guns, & God in America by Christian Fennell

By Christian Fennell The third installment in his trilogy, Christian Fennell delivers what feels more like a stand-alone novel in its own right. This coming of age story follows two youngsters seeking to escape their southern, white-nationalist upbringing. But their story will take a horrific, racial turn that will shape their future. While I did […]

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