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The Hebrew month of Adar begins next week, which means that Purim is only a few weeks away. (Which means that Passover cleaning begins in only…..oh, never mind.) Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about some of the […]

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Believe it or not, I like bad reviews. The good ones, anyway. I appreciate criticism of my writing that helps me become better at what I do. The review of Mezuzah on the Door that I quote most often is […]

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So, I’ve been working on a post of recommended books to buy for Hanukkah gifts. Procrastination rarely pays off, but in this case Marjorie Ingall posted the same column on Tablet. She recommended many of the same books I was […]

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Next Sunday I’ll begin a month of travel to Jewish book fairs around the country to share my new picture book, The Shabbat Princess. If you live nearby, please come and introduce yourself! Sunday, October 30 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Jewish […]

  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 […]

This summer I had the chance to meet my number one author crush, Kevin Henkes. He was the keynote speaker at the Summer Institute for the Teaaching of Writing that I attended this summer at Teacher’s College, and while I […]

The winner of the book is Katherine, who wrote My daughter loves to sing lots of songs. But she insists on Itsy Bitsy Spider and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star most of the time. Whenever we mention stars or spiders. She […]

I’m sitting in my kitchen right now, with a pile of cookbooks in front of me. Odd, because I rarely use cookbooks anymore. I almost always go straight to the internet to find my recipes. But, I’m feeling the need […]

When my husband and I got married, I always imagined we would become a musical family. Not a performing musical family, like the Von Trapps, mind you, but a family that sat around and played music together. It was a […]

I teach Kindergarten at a Jewish day school, and although we are affiliated with the Conservative movement, our children come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some come from homes that strongly identify as Jewish, and some come from homes […]

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