Blog posts about the Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mysteries and their author Rabbi Ilene Schneider

Archive for November, 2016


Thank you writer and blogger Amy Reade for featuring me today on her blog Reade and Write. I answered questions for readers, and have been invited to do the same in the future for writers. (I’m waiting for YOM KILLER to go live so I can append a buy link and photo of the cover to the blog! 😀)

You can read my ponderings at:


FYI to fans of TALK DIRTY YIDDISH: I have had the rights to the book returned to me. It will still be available online until the inventory is sold out. (And, of course, in stores that carry it and haven’t sold out, but those stores won’t be able to order additional copies.) At the moment, the major site that still has copies for sale is Barnes and Noble (

I plan to edit the book (and delete a repeated paragraph that snuck into the original, despite professional editing), and add an index of words and phrases at the back. (The publisher didn’t allow one because it didn’t fit with the formatting of the other books in the series.)

It will eventually be reissued in a 2nd edition with a different cover (I couldn’t get the rights to the original), probably as a self-published book and e-book.

I’ll let everyone know when the new edition is “live.”



Have you heard there’s a new cruise line, the Ess Ess Mein Kind? (Very old bi-lingual pun: Yiddish for “Eat, eat, my child.”) Here’s a chance to eat well without risking seasickness.

RECIPES BY THE BOOK: OAK TREE AUTHORS COOK is now available from Amazon in a full-color version.  Order at:

Or you can purchase a less expensive black-and-white version (interior illustrations in b/w; cover still full color) at:

Great for gift giving and for personal use – and a way to find out more about your favorite OTP authors.

And, no, the recipes aren’t Kosher. Except mine. And the vegetarian and vegan ones.