Homeshuling is delighted to host this month’s Jewish Book Carnival, a gathering of blog posts about Jewish books. Enjoy your visits to all the participating blogs, and please help promote the carnival by posting a link on your own blog and whatever other social media you use.
Let’s start with the grown-up books (“adult books” just doesn’t sound kosher…)
The Boston Bibliophile reviews the novel The North of God, part of the Art of the Novella series, by Steve Stern.
On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus shares a review of The Last Brother, a novel by Nathacha Appanah (trans. Geoffrey Strachan) that is inspired by the little-known history of Jewish refugees from Europe who were interned on the island of Mauritius during World War II.
Needle in the Bookstacks writes about online access to a variety of rare mahzorim (high holiday prayer books) with plenty of helpful links to follow.
Ned Beauman (Boxer, Beetle) writes about anti-Semitism of a complex kind for the Jewish Book Council blog.
Here’s a review of John Lennon and the Jews which was linked to on the Jewish Book Council Blog.
Jonathan Kirsch at The Jewish Journal reviews a memoir by Erica Heller, daughter of Jospeh Heller – Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the Apthorp Was Home, and Life Was a Catch-22
At Ben-Tzion.com there’s a review of the blogger’s own work of biblical fiction, Destiny’s Call.
For kids (and their parents and teachers):
Kathy Bloomfield at forwordsbooks.com continues to link children’s books to the values in the Eilu D’Varim prayer (“These are the obligations…”). This month forwordsbooks is exploring G’Milut Chasadim/Acts of Loving Kindness.
The Whole Megillah shares a review and some interesting information about the creation of Sadie’s Sukkah Breakfast.
Syliva Rouss shares a children’s story for Simchat Torah as well as some songs and recipes at her website.
Jane Says writes about the beloved series All of a Kind Family.
Linda K. Wertheimer prepares for the high holidays with a children’s book.
Ann D. Koffsky shares a Rosh Hashanah coloring page.
Here at homeshuling I blogged about using a favorite Kevin Henkes book to teach about Yom Kippur.
And for all you authors:
Heidi Estrin blogs about a Write Your Own Megillah challenge and contest over at the Book of Life.