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West Bloomfield author tackles racism in children's book 'The Singer and the Scientist'
Posted by Kurt Anthony Krug - Special to The Detroit News on 4/7/2021 to
Behind the Scenes: The Woodcarver's Daughter part 3
Posted by Yona Zeldis McDonough on 4/7/2021 to
Behind the Scenes: The Woodcarver's Daughter part 2
Posted by Yona Zeldis McDonough on 3/31/2021 to
Yona Zeldis McDonough shares her favorite scene from her newest novel
The Woodcarver's Daughter
Behind the Scenes: The Woodcarver's Daughter part 1
Posted by Yona Zeldis McDonough on 3/29/2021 to
Through an email interview with Kar-Ben's Marketing Manager, Yona Zeldis McDonough shares some insight into the inspirations, process, and thoughts on her novel
The Woodcarver's Daughter.
She was born in Hadera, Israel, and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Educated at Vassar College and Columbia University, she is the author of eight novels for adults and 30 books for children. Her short fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in many national and literary publications. She is the fiction editor of
, a feminist, Jewish magazine.
Let All Who Are Hungry, Come and Eat
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 3/25/2021 to
Every year at Passover, Jewish homes around the world open their front doors to welcome in that most important guest, the ubiquitous visitor we look for at all important events in our lives - Elijah. As the little girl in
A Place for Elijah
learns, “you never know how Elijah comes, only that he does.”...
It's Purim! So you see what I see?
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 2/24/2021 to
You’ve likely been warned about the wolf in sheep’s clothing, but have you ever seen a sheep dress up as a wolf? In
farm animals put on a Purim spiel and end up not being able to see the true danger in their midst until its almost too late....
A Soup by Any Other Name Would Taste as Good
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 2/12/2021 to
Sophie has two grandmothers. Her
makes her chicken soup with kreplach, carrots and parsley. Her
makes her chicken soup with wontons, bamboo shoots and green onions. They both make it just like their own grandmothers did for them a long time ago...
Whoever Saves a Life
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 1/26/2021 to
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. National Jewish Book Award finalist, The Whispering Town is the perfect read for our time. The history books tend to focus on the “big stuff,” the events that turn our lives upside
The Most Famous Jewish Philanthropist You Never Heard Of
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 1/14/2021 to
Does the name Judah Touro sound familiar? If your answer is no, you are in good company. Judah Touro was the greatest Jewish-American philanthropist of the 1800s, having donated huge sums of money to hospitals, orphanages, schools, churches and
Putting Down Roots on Tu B'Shevat
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 1/7/2021 to
“Putting down roots” can mean one of two things, depending on whether you are a plant or a person: to take nourishment from the soil through roots, or to settle down in a particular place...
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