Jumping Over Shadows

Review Quotes:

“An exquisitely written conversion story which expounds upon personal and collective identity.”  Review in the Washington Independent Review of Books, July 8, 2017

“One of my favorite paragraphs in the book comes early on […]: ‘Sholem aleichem,’ was the recorded message, a Yiddish greeting that means ‘peace upon you,’ with the you being plural. The author writes: The plural is used even when addressing one person because one person is seen as a multitude of at least one body and one soul. I liked that idea: one person is a multitude. Since my father’s death, I had become keenly aware that one person’s life connects with so many others, and one person’s death takes away not only one life but a whole world.” Review in Story Circle Network, September 28, 2017

Further Reviews:

Jerusalem Post, July 6, 2017

Readers’ Favorite, December 10, 2017

The Reporter, Vestal, NY, December 8, 2017

Windy City Reviews, August 25, 2017

Emunaroma Jewish Book Review, April 16, 2017

Jewish Book Council

Kirkus Reviews, April 4, 2017

Interviews & Profiles:

The Secret Diary of a Jewish Housewife Meets Annette Gendler, July 18, 2017

Interview with the Jewish Book Council, June 27, 2017

On Writing Jumping Over Shadows, Podcast with Charlene Jones of Soul Sciences, June 26, 2017

Interview with Kathy Pooler, June 12, 2017

Interview with Erika Dreifus, The Practicing Writer, May 1, 2017

Hyde Park Resident to Discuss New Memoir at Rodfei Zedek, Hyde Park Herald, April 19, 2017

JUF News, April 2, 2017

On Memoir Writing, Podcast with Charlene Jones of Soul Sciences, March 27, 2017

Behind the Book:

When Family Boycotts a Wedding, Jewish Journal, July 5, 2017

Filling in the Blanks on My Jewish Family History, Rivka’s Yiddish, May 21, 2017

Behind the Book: Writing the Multi-Lingual Memoir, She Writes, May 18, 2017

Behind the Book: How to Come Up with a Book Title, She Writes, March 20, 2017

Proposals Are Overrated, Woman’s World, February 9, 2017

The Story of my Book Cover, October 18, 2016