My Jewish Year Praise



“lively, funny and honest… a relatable, immersive experience”

The New York Times



“Pogrebin is a luminous guide through the the Jewish holy days”

The Chicago Tribune



“standout addition to books about the Jewish calendar … witty conversational … reads like a novel … Highly recommended.”

Dayton Jewish Observer



“an amusing, intelligent, and often incandescent approach to modern religious practice”

Foreword Reviews



“honest, illuminating, entertaining, and incredibly brave”

Jane Eisner



“A superb point-of-entry volume for anyone who wants to bring Jewish holidays into their lives, and a great refresher course for veterans who need their holidays re-energized. Pogrebin’s style is engaging, and her insights are deep.”

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin



“a treasure of Jewish wisdom”




“an invaluable text for understanding how contemporary people work to find personal meaning in inherited traditions”

Foreword Reviews



“a tender, inspiring and educational adventure … amusing, irreverent, evocative, fascinating, and enlightening … intimate and deeply personal”

New York Journal of Books



“vigorous and moving … insightful, clever, funny, and compulsively readable”

Publishers Weekly



“With wit, warmth, and the fierce, searching curiosity that is her trademark, Abigail Pogrebin takes us on an intimate, powerful journey as she reckons with her faith and commitment, and in so doing, gives us the gift of exploring our own.”

Jewish Book Council



“[A] deep faith and rich vitality [are] evident in her up-close and personal Jewish year.”

Kirkus Review



“not only informative but also extremely relatable, for Jews and non-Jews alike … both relevant and soulful.”

Lauren Bush Lauren



“Abigail Pogrebin takes on the holiday cycle with a keen mind, an open heart, and a generous sense of humor.”

Joshua Malina