Category Archives: Book Reviews

March 2017 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: Deborah Kalb interviews a variety of authors on her website, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb. She recently interviewed Sarah Kaminsky about her book … Continue reading

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June 2016 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: From Shiloh Musings, Batya Medad reviews Witness to History by Sybil Kaplan. Medad calls it an amazing book of modern Israeli history … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wren and the Sparrow by J. Patrick Lewis, ill. by Yevgenia Nayberg

The Wren and the Sparrow Written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg 32 pages, Kar-Ben, 2015 In this self-professed fable, an old man called the Wren plays his hurdy-gurdy for the last time, and with the help … Continue reading

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January 2015 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: The Fig Tree Books blog reflects on diversity within American Jewish literature. On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus looks back on her year in Jewish books. … Continue reading

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April 2014 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah once again hosts the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus hosts Molly Antopol, author of the story collection The UnAmericans, for a Q&A. On the Jewish Book Council’s “The Prosen People,” … Continue reading

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Book Review | Leonard Bernstein and American Music by Catherine Reef

Leonard Bernstein and American Music Morgan Reynolds, 2013, 128 pages I had the pleasure of hearing a medley from West Side Story at the Spanish Synagogue in Prague in 2011. To bear witness, to hear the work of an American Jew … Continue reading

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July 2013 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah once again hosts the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: From Steve Bergson and Jewish Comics, an interview with graphic novel author/illustrator Barry Deutsch At Life Is Like a Library, Kathe Pinchuck blogs about the … Continue reading

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