I am happy to repost the February Jewish Book Carnival from the Book of Life site (see below).
The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere. Sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, it is hosted by a different blog each month and shares book reviews, author interviews, essays, and other blog posts about Jewish books. Visit the Jewish Book Carnival HQ for the upcoming schedule, past Carnivals, and to learn how to participate!
- On The Book of Life, I am pleased to share my interview with Rebecca Levitan, chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee, about the 2021 award winning titles!
- The Association of Jewish Libraries organized a Blog Tour for the winners of the 2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award! See the schedule and follow the links to the various interviews. You can also read about the AJL Fiction Award winners for adult literature.
- On The Sydney Taylor Shmooze, the mock award blog for the Sydney Taylor Book Award, we've got a review of Esther Didn't Dream of Being Queen by Allison Ofanansky, just in time for Purim.
- On her blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, Deborah interviewed Daniela Weil about her middle grade historical novel for kids, The Diary of Asser Levy: First Jewish Citizen of New York.
- Reuven Chaim Klein, on The Rachack Review, posted a book review of Prof. Moshe Halbertal's new book about Ramban: Nahmanides: Law & Mysticism.
- Each week, Erika Dreifus's My Machberet blog curates links from the world of Jewish books and writing. Here's one recent example.
- Pamela Nadell, author of America's Jewish Women, wrote an essay for the Sami Rohr Prize's Guest Forum about winding her way to women's history.
- Howard Lovey interviewed author Amos N. Guiora for the Detroit Jewish News about Armies of Enablers, and his earlier Holocaust book, The Crime of Complicity.
- At the blog A Jewish Grandmother, Batya Medad reviews Howard Jonas' memoir I'm Not the Boss, I Just Work Here.
- Talia Carner shares her essay "Sholem Aleichem and Me" at The Jewish Book Council's Paper Brigade Daily blog.
- On her self-titled blog, Heidi Slowinski recently had the opportunity to review The Crate, Deborah Vadas Levison's memoir exploring trauma and survivor's guilt as she recounts the atrocity faced by her parents in the Holocaust and the present day shattering of their new-found peace.