Jewish Book Carnival

 I'm so pleased to host this month's Jewish Book Carnival. I find this graphic of Jewish book covers an ideal visual to accompany this must-review list of Jewish author interviews and news. Thank you Jewish Book World for putting it together! The Jewish Book Carnival is a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read and comment on each others' posts. Read more about it here.

There's so much to cover this month, let's get started:

At Life Is Like a Library, we are enjoying the tradition of studying Pirkei Avos on Sabbath afternoons and finding the teachings both timeless and timely.

In May, Jill at Rhapsody in Books reviewed "Write On, Irving Berlin!" written by Leslie Kimmelman for children. The book recounts Berlin's experience as a Jewish immigrant in America, and his success at song-writing in spite of resistance over his Jewishness. It is a bonus that children will learn the background of some of the music they love.

The Book of Life Podcast features an interview with Gail Carson Levine, author of A Ceiling Made of Eggshells, a middle grade historical novel of the Spanish Inquisition.

On her blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, Deborah interviewed Marjorie Sandor about her new novel, The Secret Music at Tordesillas.

Barbara Bietz  interviewed Daniela Weil, author of The Diary of Asser Levy: First Jewish Citizen of New York (Pelican Publishing, 2020).

Over on The Rachak Review, Reuven Chaim Klein posted a book review of Rabbi Joshua Berman's new book on Biblical Criticism.

 On her 
My Machberet blog, Erika Dreifus routinely compiles Jewish literary links. Here's one recent post

Barbara Krasner at The Whole Megillah interviews award-winning author Gail Carson Levine about her new middle-grade historical novel, A Ceiling Made of Eggshells, about Spain's expulsion of Jews in the late fifteenth century. 

Finally, here on gilagreenwrites, Mel Rosenberg shares his news that his children's book Nick's New Job is now part of the Israeli Ministry of Education's curriculum and how you can get involved.