Beth Kissileff


Zombies, Jews and Aliens — A Q&A With Lavie Tidhar

By Beth Kissileff

Zombies, Jews and Aliens — A Q&A With Lavie Tidhar
(JTA) — Forget Iran and anti-Semitism. Lavie Tidhar and British fantasy author Rebecca Levene’s newly released short-story anthologies “Jews Versus Aliens” and “Jews Versus Zombies” (both published by Jurassic London, with all profits going to MOSAC, a British group that assists victims of child sex abuse), have Jews literally taking on a whole new world of challenges.Read More


Female Spiritual Leader In Efrat Begins Role

By Beth Kissileff

Photograph by Sima Tuchman Freedman Read More


How Ruby Namdar Wrote the Great Hebrew American Novel

By Beth Kissileff

How Ruby Namdar Wrote the Great Hebrew American Novel
Ruby Namdar has won the Sapir Prize for his novel ‘The Ruined House.’ He speaks to the Forward about living in English but writing in Hebrew.Read More


'Jewish Oprah' Carolyn Starman Hessel Turns Page From Jewish Book Council

By Beth Kissileff

'Jewish Oprah' Carolyn Starman Hessel Turns Page From Jewish Book Council
When Carolyn Starman Hessel joined the New York-based Jewish Book Council in 1994 – at the request of friend Marsha Posner – she knew nothing about the publishing world.Read More


Writers Line Up For Israel's Top Literary Prize

By Beth Kissileff

Reuven Namdar in New York. Photo by Beth Kissileff. Read More



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