Sinners and the Sea, a new book by Twin Cities native Rebecca Kanner, is a look at the Torah story of Noah through the eyes of his wife.
Author Archive for Susan Esther Barnes
Susan Esther Barnes is a religious Reform Jew who can regularly be seen greeting people at her synagogue before services. She is a founding member of her synagogue's chevra kadisha. Read her blog at www.kissamezuzah.blogspot.com.
The book meanders, dipping its toes into the waters of several theories about why people do what they believe is the right thing. The book thus attempts to be broad but lacks depth or meaning.
How do you raise an empowered and egalitarian daughter in the face of the marketing onslaught of pink and pretty, Disney Princesses, and toddler fashion shows? A review of Peggy Orenstein’s book.
You might think a conference all about visiting the sick and dying, accompanying people from death to burial, and cemeteries would be depressing, but is was exhilarating.
Here is your chance to win your very own copy of, “Six-word Memoirs on Jewish Life.” All we ask is that you tell us your own Jewish story – in exactly six words.
Effective strategies Jews can use now to make Christmas a little less intrusive this year.
Meir Shalev Doesn’t Disappoint With His Latest Book, “My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner”
I was captivated by this quirky family memoir by Meir Shalev, the acclaimed Israeli author.
When you’re with a community bound by stories of love and loss, pain and joy, heartache and triumph, there is no room for boredom.
Hoffman’s “The Dovekeepers” a Fascinating Look at Four Women’s Lives After the Second Temple’s Destruction
This book isn’t for the feint of heart, but if you’re looking for a tale of strong women doing the best they can in the midst of harrowing circumstances, this novel is for you.
“The Book of Life” by new author Stuart Nadler: unpleasant, predictable, and not really that Jewish.