Author Archive

King Solomon’s Table

Inspired by King Solomon’s passion for discovery, Joan Nathan gathers more than 170 recipes from all over the globe in her latest cookbook, King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World. We travel with Nathan from India to France, from Italy to Mexico, from El Salvador to Israel and, of…

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Tamara’s Gorgeous Challah Covers

Each challah cover Tamara Zlotogoura designs is carefully crafted using only the finest materials and embroidery techniques. Tamara wants to revive Judaic embroidery when items of such handcrafted beauty adorned the Sabbath table, our homes and synagogues. Her challah covers are gorgeous!! Tamara and I chatted right before Pesach. I’m excited to share her work with…

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I Dissent

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark is the first picture book about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This terrific pictorial biography tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents and disagreements. And even though the book is geared toward ages 4–8, we all love RBG in my family, and we all love this…

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Laurie’s Beautiful Tallit Prayer Shawls

Laurie Kimmelstiel has been fascinated by all kinds of fiber craft since she was a teenager. She took her first weaving course in NYC after graduate school and was “hooked.” She then decided to combine her love of Jewish life and culture with her love of weaving and made her first tallit for her husband. Laurie is…

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Purim Fun!

Purim is almost here! I’ve rounded up of some fun, festive and delicious items to help you celebrate the holiday.

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The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today’s Israel

The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today’s Israel is a beautiful multisensory boxed set that celebrates today’s Israel. From world-renowned artists and performers to brilliant educators who are making radical changes to the country’s school system to new movements in cuisine, and the recent wave of Israeli hip hop bands making an impact on the…

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