As a Jewish author and blogger, I am proud to host the February Jewish Book Carnival! Posted the 15th of each month, the Carnival brings together those who blog about Jewish books and authors in a monthly round up of literary links. Please read, comment and share each of this month's submissions and thanks to all who contributed!
In January, Jill at Rhapsody in Books reviewed the book Unkosher Slaughter by Jane Berman, who has lived in Israel since 1969. This engrossing crime story takes place in a fictional Orthodox Israeli kibbutz, Kerem El, and begins with the murder of Rebbe Elijah Lachmann, the spiritual leader of the kibbutz.
The Book of Life Podcast features an interview by Canadian Correspondent Anne Dublin with Eva Wiseman, author of the historical/paranormal teen romance Another Me.
Winter is a good season for both Jewish books and knitting, and at "Life Is Like a Library," Chava Pinchuck looks at both here....
At The Whole Megillah, Barbara Krasner interviews Susan Lynn Meyer, author of Skating with the Statue of Liberty, the sequel to the 2011 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Older Readers winner, Black Radishes.
Author’s Notebook | Susan Lynn Meyer, Skating with the Statue of Liberty
Deborah Kalb interviews a variety of authors on her blog, deborahkalbbooks.blogspot.com. Here's a link to a recent interview she did with Adrienne Ross Scanlan on her new book, Turning Homeward.
The Fig Tree Books blog suggests "Five Free and Easy Ways to Support Jewish Literature"—and asks for your additional recommendations.
It's not technically on Erika Dreifus's My Machberet blog, but on a page of her website, Erika has updated a list of awards and prizes for Jewish literature (a compilation that now includes an exciting new fiction prize from the Association of Jewish Libraries).
The 2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour brought us interviews with gold and silver medal winning authors and illustrators. The Association of Jewish Libraries blog, People of the Books, has links to all the interviews here....
Rabbi Deborah Miller of BooksandBlintzes.com reviewed the children's book, Almost A Minyan by Lori S. Kline and Susan Simon.
And Samuel Griswold tells us about the Largest Synagogue Library in the Southeast....
Barbara Krasner will host the March 2017 Jewish Book Carnival at The Whole Megillah. Be sure to check in on March 15th and thanks for supporting Jewish authors and literacy!