What We’re Reading
So much great content, so little time…but here’s at least a taste of what’s been holding our attention lately. As the year ends, money is all of our minds.
The Accidental Breadwinner, an article by Karen Karbo that appeared in the New York Times December 12th. It’s a personal and thought-provoking look at the role of money in relationships – a topic of great importance to JWI. And to take action read Life Lessons – Coaching our daughters to get smart about money in the winter issue of Jewish Woman magazine.
The magazine also features an interview with Rain Pryor: She’s an actress, singer, writer, daughter of the late, great Richard Pryor, and one of the most engaging Jewish women we’ve met in a long time.
Rivka Galchen’s Atmospheric Disturbances (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008) was one of Salon’s picks for best fiction of the year. The novel follows a New York psychiatrist, convinced that his wife has been replaced by an impostor, on his cross-continental search for the real one. When Amazon.com chose it as a Best of the Month last June, the reviewer advised us to “…keep a pen or pencil handy: it’s impossible to resist underlining prose this good.”
And speaking of Salon, if it’s not already on your bookmarks list, make a habit of reading Broadsheet – a daily blog on women, politics and culture. Featured news bites range from knee-slapping to jaw-dropping; the blog itself is most assuredly habit-forming.
What We’re Eating
We know you love your mother’s latkes, but wouldn’t it be fun to expand your repertoire this Hannukah? Jewish Woman’s winter issue features 17 mouth-watering (yet surprisingly simple) recipes – that’s right, seventeen – from eight terrific cooks across the country. Some are traditional; some are creative; each is a winner. Click, cook, enjoy. It’s our gift to you.
Sufganiyot (jelly donuts) from Jamie Geller’s Quick & Kosher: Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing (Feldheim, 2007).