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“Miss Jacobson’s Journey” – Jewish Regency spy-romance-adventure

Miss Jacobson’s Journey by Carola Dunn is a lighthearted spy romance set during the Napoleonic wars and starring an Ashkenazi Jewish hero and heroine. I am so glad I found this book and read it on Shabbat. It was a quick … Continue reading

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The Golem and the Jinni: character-driven costume drama fantasy set in NYC immigrant communities

I love fantasy on an intimate scale like Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni. I like watching magical beings struggle to protect their own lives and the lives of those close to them. I like it when a story treats them … Continue reading

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Isaac isn’t a rattlesnake… except on Sukkot

Isaac’s snake shifting form is an albino Burmese python, not a rattler, so Rivka doesn’t understand why she’s hearing that noise…. at first! Nahh, he’s just celebrating Sukkot by shaking the lulav, like you’re supposed to. Chag Sameach! Like Jewish … Continue reading

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May 5776 bring you sweet adventures!

L’shana tova/ Happy new year! Here’s our new Rosh Hashanah art. Jewish warrior woman Rivka and her beloved dragon (who is also Jewish) are ready to celebrate. If you want to read the story of how she had to rescue … Continue reading

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Rivka as Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan, usually accompanied by his blue ox, Babe, is a legendary lumberjack from North American mythology. Since he’s a folk hero with reported superhuman qualities, it seemed like a perfect fit for a Rivka cosplay. (Besides, making Paul Bunyan … Continue reading

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Zayde Wizard

Isaac – official palace wizard, Ashkenazi dreamboat, and surrogate father to the queen – singing Yiddish lullabies to her baby, Princess Naomi. Characters from A Harvest of Ripe Figs drawn by misselaney. Here’s my actual grandfather singing in Yiddish. I’m posting … Continue reading

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Family portrait

The four main characters of The Second Mango and its sequels, as drawn on commission by akidoodles. Here is her commission info. Queen Shulamit, the cuddly intellectual lesbian star of the series, is the one in the lower right corner.   This picture goes up … Continue reading

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