Libi Astaire describes how she left the cornfields of Kansas to move to Israel and become a popular writer of ‘frum fiction’.
Orthodox Jewish authors
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.
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.
Write a novel? Me? Novelists were folks with superannuated brains agile enough to juggle the complexities of a fictional universe, and that wasn’t me.
While it’s easy to comment on a post – all you do is type something and press ‘submit’ – actually commenting in a thoughtful way which is not just about massaging your own ego or ‘being seen to comment’ is actually way, way harder.
Menucha Chana Levin is the author of Sasson’s Book of the Month for February, Hidden Heritage. You can buy the book HERE. Our chosen children Although we had been blessed with four children, my husband and I always Read more
What’s the point of writing, if it’s not paying the bills? There’s a big ‘yeoush’ or despairing vibe in so much of the world at the moment, and it seems to me, especially in the world of orthodox Jewish writers. So many of us, especially the more creative types that don’t really fit into any Read more
“What if your Reich would be overthrown?” the little man said. His lips trembled.
Let’s begin this book review with the author’s own words: I have no zechus to merit that for which millions of Jews have longed and davened for, for thousands of years. It is only due to pure chessed on Hashem’s part that I live in and am able to explore the Land of the Avos, Read more