June 2021 Jewish Book Carnival

The Rachack Revew is proud to serve as the June 2021 host for the Jewish Book Carnival, “a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts.” The posts are hosted on a participant’s site on the 15th of each month.

Without further ado, here's my round-up of some new book reviews and other book-related blog posts over the past few weeks (sorted in no particular order):
  • In her monthly author interviews, Gila Green speaks to Barbara Stark-Nemon about her new work that deals with bilingualism, German roots, and the complexity in our writing that comes with age (Available on Amazon).
  • Ari Enkin reviews Rabbi Yehoshua Alt's new book that contains incredible insights and inspiring stories related to the weekly Parashah (Available on Amazon).
  • Gideon Katz offers a take on Micah Goodman's book that tries to mediate the Jews' relationship with Judaism (Available on Amazon).
  • Alan Jay Gerber takes a look at Rabbi Alexander Hool's book that explores the location of Mount Sinai (Available on Amazon).
  • As you might know, Erika Dreifus regularly presents a curated list of links from the world of Jewish books and writing.
  • Harry Freedman offers a book review that focuses on what we can learn from the famous British heretic Rabbi Louis Jacobs (Available on Amazon).
  • Mirta Ines Trupp was interviewed on about her new book Celestial Persuasion (Available for free on Amazon).
  • Emmanuel Navon writes about  Moshe Koppel's book Judaism Straight Up and what it teaches us about the Jews' place in the culture wars (Available on Amazon).
  • Here's another blog post about a not-so-newly-published memoir about growing up white in segregated South Africa (Available on Amazon). 
  • Over at the Rachack Review, we offered a review of Rabbi Yehuda Spitz's book about food in Halacha (Available on Amazon).
  • Ben Rothke give us a glance of Kodesh Press' new English translation of Ibn Ezra's Yesod Morah that combines  Hebrew grammar and Medieval philosophy to reveal the deeper meaning of the Bible (Available on Amazon).
  • Adam Eli appears on The Book of Life Podcast to talk about his young adult book The New Queer Conscience. Available on Amazon. (TRIGGER WARNING: Discretion is advised.)
  • Lastly, Deborah Kalb has a conversation with Judith Pransky about her new historical novel for young adults, The Seventh Handmaiden (Available on Amazon).
That's all folks!!