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Jewish Book Carnival: April

Friday, April 15, 2011| Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

It’s been a few months since the JBC hosted the ever-growing  Jewish Book Carnival, so we’re excited to be April’s host and set you up with some Pesach reading. See below for some interesting Jewish literary bites from around the web, and be sure to check out HQ for past and future posts.

First time reading a Jewish Book Carnival post? Here’s the scoop: The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts. The posts are hosted on one of the participant’s sites on the 15th of each month. To participate in May’s Carnival, be sure to submit your posts to Barbara Krasner at The Whole Megillah blog by May 11th. Email her at:

  • On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus describes a recent evening she spent attending the latest “Writers on View” event at the Center for Jewish History. This year, Erika reports, poets responded to the exhibition There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather, an installation by artist Sebastian Mendes.
  • Erica Silverman writes a post on Emma Lazarus on the Women’s History Month blog. Read more here.
  • The Jewish Muse blog interviews the creator of Sammy Spider and the Littlest Books (Passover hook: she has written a children’s haggadah and a few Passover stories). Read “Spiders, Frogs, Oh, My: Author Sylvia Rouss tries to Engage, Comfort Children” here.
  • Read about the “Jewish Books Technological (r)Evolution” over at the Jewish Publication Society right here.
  • Leora from Here in HP reviews Barry Deutsch’s Hereville right here.
  • Puppets for Passover from Ann Kofsky! Find them here.
  • ForwordsBooks has a book list that honors the courage shown by our ancestors as they traveled out of their slavery and into freedom. Read the list here.
  • A fun song for Passover from Sylvia Rouss can be found here.
  • Rabbi Harvey meets Ilan Stavans on Read more here.
  • Neil Gaiman in discussion with Paul Levitz (at Symphony Space in NYC) and other events can be found here over at the Jewish Comics blog.

Authors mentioned in the above posts:

Barry Deutsch

Ludwig Lewisohn

Albert Marrin

Richard Michelson

Anna Olswanger

Sylvia A. Rouss

Roni Schotter

Lesley Simpson

Shelley Sommer

Ann Stampler

Ilan Stavans

Joel Stone

Dvora Weisberg

A.B. Yehoshua

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