Blog Archive: January 2017

Foreword Jewish Year

More Praise for MY JEWISH YEAR

Jan 31, 2017

By Erika Dreifus

Three weeks ago, we told you about Publishers Weekly‘s enthusiastic reaction to My Jewish Year. In a newsletter we mailed out last week, we added a few more assessments that we received subsequently. And even since that newsletter went out, we’ve had the great pleasure of receiving still more praise. This time, Foreword Reviews‘s Michelle Anne Schingler has weighed in with an extensive and insightful take.

Jewish literature

Five Free and Easy Ways to Support Jewish Literature

Jan 24, 2017

By Erika Dreifus

Want to do a good deed? How about supporting quality Jewish literature?

Here are five free and easy ways to get started.

Win a Copy of MY JEWISH YEAR

Jan 17, 2017

By Erika Dreifus

We’re delighted to present a fresh opportunity for readers to win advance copies of Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year.

Jewish Year


Jan 10, 2017

By Erika Dreifus

At the moment, we’re in an interesting phase for Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year. It’s a time when pre-publication reviews from book-industry magazines are beginning to come in ahead of the March 14, 2017, publication date. And no matter how wonderful we think the book is, we really cannot predict how reviewers will receive it.

Well, in the case of Publishers Weekly, the answer is: quite well.


Wallant Winner: Nicole Krauss’s THE HISTORY OF LOVE

Jan 3, 2017

By Erika Dreifus

As previously mentioned, we have launched a new blog project here. In each series post, we take an appreciative look back on a book that has won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Wallant, as you may recall, died at the tragically young age of 36 back in 1962. The previous year, he published the classic novel The Pawnbroker, which was a National Book Award finalist. We re-issued that novel (with a foreword by Dara Horn) in late 2015. In this post, we spotlight Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love, which won the prize for 2005.