Monthly Archives: July 2010

Jewish Women Writers Calendar

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) is now taking orders for their Sept 2010-Aug 2011 wall calendar: Jewish Women Writers: The Cities behind the Stories. Continue reading here.

Kafka Manuscripts: The Fight Over Kafka

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
The blogosphere has been abuzz over the the newly found Kafka manuscripts (examples: here, here, and here).  Continue reading here.

I’m no longer just an author…

In his earlier posts, Adam Langer set out to write a screenplay and wrote a book in two months. His newest novel, The Thieves of Manhattan, is now available. He has been blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog series.
Even though I finished writing The Thieves of Manhattan less than a year ago, the universe I describe in my novel is already beginning to seem to me like a quaint artifact of a bygone age. Continue reading here.

PW on the new CEO of JPS, Barry Schwartz

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter


Publisher’s Weekly
reports on the Jewish Publication Society’s new CEO, Barry Schwartz…continue reading here.

I Should Have Been Chelsea Clinton’s First Jewish Love

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Jewcy editor Jason Diamond fondly remembers his Bar Mitzvah year crushes, Mayim Bialik and Chelsea Clinton. Hey Mayim and Chelsea, you both missed out big time!!

I’m not sure what has been making me pull a Proust and reminisce so much about the years 1992 to 1993 as of late. Last week, it was my father dropping the Torah, and this week it’s the painful memories of being simultaneously rejected by two women the year I was to become a man.

Continue reading here.