God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World – and Why Their Differences Matter by Stephen Prothero

This review is part of a TLC Book Tour. Stars: **** HarperOne (2010)Adult Nonfiction388 pages Summary: Stephen Prothero doesn’t believe that all religions are paths to the same place like the popular idea of paths up a mountain is about. He talks about what he considers the 8 rival religions and explains them well. His… Read More »

Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish edited by Shana Liebman + giveaway

This week is all about SEX! You can read more here but check back every day this week for reviews and giveaways. Well today’s the last day of my Week With No Name event. I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and entered a few giveaways. More importantly, I hope I haven’t scared you away! I promise,… Read More »

Crafting Jewish by Rivky Koenig

Subtitle: Fun holiday crafts and party ideas for the whole family Stars: ****1/2 I received this book for review many months ago and I finished it almost right away. So why hasn’t the review been posted? Beats me! If you’re a fellow book blogger, you know that sometimes certain reviews get put on the back… Read More »

The Secret World of Kabbalah by Judith Z. Abrams

Stars: ***** I read this book for the Spirituality Challenge. This is the first book of Kabbalah that actually made any sense to me. It’s truly an introduction. Every other book about this subject I’ve tried to read, I couldn’t even get a little bit into. This book is written for children and teens but… Read More »

A Woman in Jerusalem by A.B. Yehoshua

Stars: **** This book was read for the Jewish Literature, Initials, What’s in a Name? and Book Around the World challenges. This is a very interesting novel by a Jewish author. It’s written differently than most books I’ve read. It’s written from a third person point of view and makes me feel like I’m listening… Read More »

Emil and Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn

Stars: ***** This book was read for the Jewish Literature Challenge and Book Awards challenge. Unlike most books about the Holocaust, this one was written before WW II even started. It was originally written in Yiddish and was translated by Jeffrey Shandler into English which is how I read it. Something else that makes this… Read More »

The Rabbi’s Girls by Johanna Hurwitz

Stars: **** This is a novel for ages 8-12, mostly for girls. It’s the story of the daughters of Rabbi Levin after they move to Lorain, Ohio in 1923. There are good things and bad things that happen, just like in real life. This is a good book for non-Jewish kids to learn what it’s… Read More »