“[Chutzpah & High Heels] provides a critical perspective for both Israelis and American Jewry. For all its sharp criticism of different facets of life in Israel, it is a Zionist treatise anchored in a deep love for the State and its people. ... This is not a story of black and white, but rather of Jewish life’s complexity, of core values, and of the realities facing both major Jewish communities.”
—Rabbi Uri Regev, Esq., CEO of Hiddush – Freedom of Religion for Israel, Inc.
“Themes of change and continuity, acceptance and rejection are all handled with elegance. The Daughter Who Got Away is a moving and provocative encounter with various modes of religious being.” —Foreword Reviews
“At times playful and at times unsettling, Sheyna Galyan's Strength to Stand blends insightful humor, riveting suspense and an obvious love for Judaism. A charming, chilling book that places Rabbi David Cohen alongside Harry Kemelman's David Small and Faye Kellerman's Peter Decker in the pantheon of observant Jewish crime-stoppers. One of the most engaging books of the year.”
—Jacob M. Appel, award-winning author of Phoning Home, The Biology of Luck, and the Rabbi Kappelmacher mystery series.
“From Zion has come forth an outrageous, wise, and funky voice.” —Ruchama King Feuerman, about The Hidden of Things
“The Wayward Moon is a magnificent piece of historical fiction and a startlingly beautiful portrayal of a strong woman . . . “ —Foreword Reviews
”. . . children will enjoy the book’s short chapters, familiar holiday themes, and the fact that they’re in on the jokes.” —Jewish Book World, about Mitzvah the Mutt
”Kids will enjoy this book at Hanukkah time or throughout the year.” —Jewish Book World, about Like a Maccabee
“In Friends Forever, Amy Ariel demonstrates a keen sense of how a midwestern Jewish girl might have experienced the social, cultural, and political transformations of the early twentieth century. Ariel does a commendable job of animating her story with historical details.” —Professor Rebecca Davis
“…brilliantly written. The depth of this novel is exceptional; the education in Jewish life and customs, mixed with fabulous, multi-layered character development, make this an important novel for readers of all faiths.” —Ellen Stanclift, about Destined to Choose