Riva Pomerantz and her Novel Take 2
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by Heather Dean
2d ago
On this episode of “613 Books” Podcast, Producer-Host Heather Dean’s guest is Riva Pomerantz, the author of “Take Two.” Riva talks about the book’s deep dive into the tumultuous shana rishona (first year of marriage) of Aryeh and Miri Kleinerman, their in-laws, and a world of secrets that crosses generations and boundaries in shalom bayis (household harmony). *** SPECIAL OFFER ALERT! *** Exclusive to “613 Books” Podcast listeners, Menucha Publishers offers a 15% DISCOUNT on Riva Pomerantz’s book “Take 2!” Listen to this episode for details! PLUS: Riva updates us about the offerings at her exci ..read more
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What’s on Authors’ Reading Tables!? Part 2
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by Heather Dean
1M ago
In this episode of “613 Books” podcast, producer and host Heather Dean welcomes back a few esteemed authors who were Heather’s featured guests over the course of Season 1, as well as a rebbetzin, to tell us about the books that are on their reading table. Subscribe to “613 Books Podcast” and discover new books every week! Show Notes: Featured guests (1) Rebbetzin Bat-Chen Grossman Website: https://connectedforreal.com/ Connected For Real Podcast: https://connectedforreal.com/podcast-2/ Reading Table Selection: Rabbi Avi Grossman’s “Haggadat Hapesah: For use at a Seder with a Korban Pesach” Lin ..read more
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Lesley Kaplan and the Small Business Success Toolbox & Guide
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by Heather Dean
2M ago
On this episode of “613 Books” Podcast, Producer-Host Heather Dean’s guest is Lesley Kaplan, a business strategy, branding and goal-achieving coach, who is also the author of “Small Business Success Toolbox & Guide.” Drawing from several decades’ experience running her own successful businesses (product and service) Lesley defines and explains the importance of having a U.S.P. (unique selling proposition); a concise explanatory “elevator pitch;” a concept called “creating a buyer or customer persona;” and a prioritizing time management technique called “Eat That Frog.” Lesley downloads loa ..read more
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Judy Gruen and her memoir Bylines and Blessings
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by Heather Dean
2M ago
On this episode of “613 Books” Podcast, Producer-Host Heather Dean’s guest is Judy Gruen, the author of “Bylines and Blessings: Overcoming Obstacles, Striving for Excellence, and Redefining Success.” Judy says that she writes to find meaning, hope, and laughter in a complicated world. Her first memoir is the acclaimed "The Skeptic and the Rabbi." Just has also written three humor books, one of which is a multiple-award winner. Judy and Heather discuss a variety of storied vignettes from “Bylines and Blessings,” her early work as a reporter and editor, and eye-opening experience at the elite sc ..read more
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Mindy Blumenfeld and her book Hillel and the Paper Menschies
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by Heather Dean
3M ago
On this episode of “613 Books” Podcast, Producer-Host Heather Dean’s guest is Mindy Blumenfeld, the author of “Hillel and the Paper Menschies,” a book for children (that the rest of us will enjoy!) based on the actual experiences of young Hillel Blumenfeld z”l who was diagnosed with cancer when he was six years old. This book is co-written by Marc Luber, who is also the book’s illustrator. The words and pictures in Hillel and the Paper Menschies” take us on a journey before, during and after the main character’s diagnosis, teaching us creative and thoughtful lessons about resilience and the po ..read more
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Menachem Weinreb and the release of Mystical Matters from the Bible and Beyond
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by Heather Dean
3M ago
This week’s featured guest on “613 Books Podcast” is Menachem Weinreb, Creative Director of Mishpacha Magazine. His newly-published ingeniously artful book, “Mystical Matters from the Bible and Beyond” was previewed on this podcast last summer when it was still in manuscript form. Back then, host Heather Dean predicted this book just might be The Next Big Thing, given all of its bold and whimsical illustrations, fanciful factoids, and surprising tales from the Talmud. Enjoy hearing from Menachem about the intricacies of making this book and the “joys” of shipping it to dozens of Kickstarter ba ..read more
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Ahava Ehrenpreis and her books My Special Uncle and More than Special
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by Heather Dean
3M ago
On this episode of “613 Books” Podcast, Producer-Host Heather Dean’s guest is Ahava Ehrenpreis, the celebrated author of “On My Own…but Not Alone,” “More than Special: Perspectives from the World of Special Needs,” and “My Special Uncle.” Ahava is the mother of Saadya, a”h, a young man with Down syndrome. Her experiences raising him were the basis for her popular and well-received articles and her two most recent books. His tragic passing from COVID-19 provided the impetus for “My Special Uncle,” which serves as a tribute to his sincere and ever-present assertion to everyone he knew that “it’s ..read more
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What’s on Authors’ Reading Tables!? Part 1
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by Heather Dean
3M ago
In this episode of “613 Books” podcast, producer and host Heather Dean welcomes back a few esteemed authors who were Heather’s featured guests over the course of Season 1 to tell us about the books that are on their reading table. Subscribe to “613 Books Podcast” and discover new books every week! Featured authors: (1) Bracha Goetz, author of “Nourish the Soul” and 41 Jewish children's books Bracha’s Reading Table selection: “Ein Od Milvado, Divine Providence, Hashgacha Peratis: God’s Intimate Involvement In Our Daily Lives” by Kenneth Ephraim Pinczower To Purchase “Ein Od Milvado” on Amazon ..read more
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Rabbi Alexander Seinfeld and his book Body & Soul
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by Heather Dean
3M ago
On this episode of “613 Books” Podcast, Producer-Host Heather Dean’s guest is Rabbi Alexander Seinfeld, Executive Director if Jewish Spiritual Literacy, Inc (JSLI). He is the co-author of Body & Soul: The Torah Path to Health, Fitness, and a Holy Life. This book is a collection of over one-hundred-eighty major Torah teachings, some of which appear in translation for the first time. Heather asks Rabbi Seinfeld about the authentically Jewish approach to intermittent fasting; proper sleep and the “power nap;” and Rabbi Seinfeld’s findings about the sugary treats we give our kids. Body & S ..read more
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Sarah Shapiro and Her Book Audience of One
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by Heather Dean
3M ago
In this episode of “613 Books” Podcast, producer-host Heather Dean speaks with Sarah Shapiro about her book, “Audience of One,” a collection of short stories. Sarah’s eclectic topics and ponderings are boldly honest yet written in a breezy yet contemplative manner that makes writing about ourselves seem easy. But it’s not! Sarah’s choices in phrasing, structure and tone keep us readers riveted, going places we didn’t think the author would take us. Heather and Sarah delve into stories from the book about aging, being authentic, navigating whether to talk about Gd to an atheist relative, and po ..read more
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