Poet and author Varda Branfman’s long and varied career has taken her from writing for New York TV stations, through to ‘writing for healing’ in Jerusalem.
Libi Astaire describes how she left the cornfields of Kansas to move to Israel and become a popular writer of ‘frum fiction’.
Sasson Mag regular Joseph Cox has been enthralling readers with his ‘Torah Shorts’ fiction here on the site for months. But Joseph’s own life-story is every bit as gripping – and unusual – as his fiction writing.
This week, Sasson’s Jewish Book Review Podcast catches up with author Nathan Wolff, and picks his brain about how we might be able to solve the shidduch crisis.
Esther shares some of the story of why she wanted to write her memoir, Soul’s Evidence, and how poetry became the bridge that brought her over to an orthodox lifestyle in Jerusalem, after the counter culture ‘revolution’ of the 1960s fizzled out.
We’ve been talking about starting up a podcast where we interview orthodox Jewish authors about their books for a few months, but we finally got the required push when veteran Sasson contributor Yael Shahar put out a new book, called Returning.