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


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“… lots of fun!” – Midwest Book Review (

“… a fast and fun read that I think anyone would enjoy, and I recommend you give it a try. I know I’ll be watching out for the next Rabbi Aviva Cohen mystery!” – (

“Wonderful well-written characters will pull you in…. I hope this book has mass appeal beyond the Jewish population because it is a great mystery.” — Armchair Interviews (

“… a well-crafted story and a satisfying conclusion.” Muse Review Mark: Great Read — Muse Reviews (

“… an interesting, and informative book, and will be enjoyed by our readers.” – South Florida Association of Jewish Libraries

“…weaves Jewish culture and mystery in a delightful blend. I enjoyed this cozy mystery and look forward to the next installment by this talented author.” – Bloodstained Book Reviews (

“Bravo Ilene Schneider! Chanukah Guilt is a grand success! I can’t wait for more Rabbi Cohen!” –My Shelf (

“…. it’s refreshing to encounter a book that might be gimmicky and isn’t…. this character could show up in several more books and I’d be glad to see her.” – Reviewing the Evidence (

“In Chanukah Guilt, Schneider succeeds in blending the complex life of a congregational spiritual leader with that of first-rate detective, family member, confidant, friend, human being and even yenta (nosy body).” – San Diego Jewish World (

“…. a fresh and sometimes irreverent look at the power of Jewish women” – Jewess: The Tribe’s Better Half (

“This was surprisingly enjoyable – light but well-written & a lot of fun.” – 4 stars on Goodreads (

This book reminded me of Harry Kemelman’s Rabbi Small books…. I enjoyed them. I’d say the same for this book. —

“Her mysteries aresimilar to the popular Rabbi Small series
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“…. you will find yourself unable to put the book down.”

“This book was a great read. Captivating from the onset.”

“Highly recommend – good first book. I found myself engaged from page one.”

“This book was fun to read! What more can you ask for? Oh, yeah – MORE Aviva mysteries!”

“A great read! Rabbi Schneider has written a truly delightful book.”

“… an excellent job and I can’t wait to read her next book.”

“First novel and great read. The book kept me up past my bedtime for two nights.”

“Such a wonderful novel! Rich characters and great plot. Just what one would expect from the ‘Cream of the Crop!’”

“Ilene Schneider writes with crackling wit, humor and a keen eye for observing people at their worst…and best… Her characters are fully formed, multi-dimensional and unforgettable.”

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