Jewish Authors Celebrated at Literary Hootenanny in Teaneck, NJ, on Labor Day 2007
Ben Yehuda Press of Teaneck, NJ, will celebrate its third year of business on Labor Day with a "Literary Hootenanny," featuring readings from recent and forthcoming books. Ben Yehuda Press publishes books of Jewish interest of all religious perspectives, including theology, scholarship, poetry, history and fiction.
Teaneck, NJ August 29, 2007 -- On Labor Day, Ben Yehuda Press will celebrate its third year of publication with a “Literary Hootenanny” with readings from its recent and forthcoming books.
Titles range from theology to memoir, from poetry to fiction. They represent a spectrum of Jewish views, including Jewish Renewal, Orthodox, Atheist and Agnostic, and a variety of locales, including medieval Cairo, early 20th century New York City, post-war Berlin, and a near-future America.
"The Jewish experience is broader than any one denomination, location or publishing niche," explained Larry Yudelson, founder and editorial director of Ben Yehuda Press. "Our success in signing this stellar roster of authors shows our commitment to providing a forum for all the voices in the spectrum, and indicates that our broad focus fills a real gap in the Jewish community.”
Scheduled to read from their Ben Yehuda Press titles are:
Burton J. Visotzky, author of A Delightful Compendium of Consolation: A fabulous tale of romance, faith and adventure in the medieval Mediterranean (2008). The first work of fiction by the popular Jewish Theological Seminary professor of midrash, and author of 8 previous non-fiction works.
Isidore Century, author of From the Coffeeshop of Jewish Dreamers: Poems of Wonder and Wandering & Poems on the Weekly Torah Portion.. Wise, witty, and wistful poetry with a kick, by a poet who “didn't know he was Jewish” until he read his own poetry.
Lawrence Bush, author of Waiting for God: The Spiritual Reflections of a Reluctant Atheist (Spring 2008) and Bessie: A Novel of Love and Revolution. Lawrence Bush is the editor of Jewish Currents.
Yori Yanover, author of The Cabbalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption (2008). Yori Yanover is the publisher of the paper Grand Street News, and author of Dancing and Crying, the well-received book about the last years of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Barry Lichtenberg, editor of Life in the Present Tense: Reflections on Family and Faith by Rifka Rosenwein (Fall 2007). A compilation of Rifka's columns which first appeared in the pages of the Jewish Week.
Ben Yehuda Press, founded in 2005, publishes books of Jewish interest, including poetry, theology, Torah study, literature, history, scholarship and fiction.