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Mount Sinai—The Little Mountain That Could
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 5/13/2021 to
When the Israelites reached Mount Sinai, where Moses famously received the Ten Commandments, they were at a spiritual and existential juncture....
Happy Mother’s Day (And Don’t Forget To Call!)
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 5/6/2021 to
The “Jewish mother” is a cultural icon. Her overbearing love and constant fretting over her children are staples of late-night comedy. If the Jewish mother stereotype tells the story of Jewish assimilation in America, it casts women as secondary
Shalom, Salaam: A Message of Peace
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 4/29/2021 to
Once upon a time, in the Land of Milk and Honey, there lived two neighbors named Yaffa and Fatima. Although they came from different religious backgrounds, in many ways their lives were similar. They both prayed, although Yaffa prays in the
We Shall Overcome in Hebrew is Anu Nitgaber
Posted by Anna Burnstein Gilette on 4/22/2021 to
At the end of the 19th century, just two generations away from slavery, a girl blessed with a talent for singing was born in Philadelphia. Her name was Marian Anderson and she was musically gifted, but she was Black. Time and time again she had
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....
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