Pnina Moed Kass

Pnina Moed Kass has been living in Israel since 1969. After teaching high school English for a number of years she decided to take a break and go back to writing. Her writing background in the U.S. has been as a lyricist (ASCAP member), a staffer at the magazine, Opera News, a publicist for a record company and a variety of other jobs that called for writing skills. The switch in Israel from teaching to writing worked out. After a few years she had authored children’s books , scripted a TV series, and done a lot of freelance writing both in Hebrew and in English. She had also garnered awards and recognition for her short stories and her contemporary novel set in the Middle East. Among them: the international Reading Award for Best YA Short Story, inclusion in the Cricket Magazine 25 year Anthology (“Celebrate”,) and other citations by librarians and teachers. Her novel, REAL TIME, won the prestigious National Jewish Book Award, The Sydney Taylor Award and other accolades. The eight books of the picture book series “Berale” about a shy but adventurous snail can be found on the shelves of kindergartens and local libraries throughout Israel. Also popular is the website www.berale.com Though she lives in Israel, in the city of Herzliya, Moed Kass has traveled to speak about children's literature, about contemporary life in Israel, and about her work both in Europe and the U.S. In Israel, she makes frequent appearances, reading the “Berale” stories at libraries and community centers. Her children used to be part of her audience, now it’s her grandchildren. Biographical material and reviews Assoc. of Jewish Libraries websiteAnswer.com
The Boat and The Sea of Galilee - A Review

The Boat and The Sea of Galilee - A Review

by Pnina Moed Kass

The story of the discovery and salvage of a 2000 year more ...
The Line

The Line

by Pnina Moed Kass

To stand in line is endemic to Israeli society. It more ...
REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST - A Review

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST - A Review

by Pnina Moed Kass

Pnina Moed Kass reviews The Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn more ...
Made in Israel-The Jerusalem Review

Made in Israel-The Jerusalem Review

by Pnina Moed Kass

Pnina Moed Kass gives the highest praise to the Jerusalem more ...
Struggling Over Israel’s Soul - a review

Struggling Over Israel’s Soul - a review

by Pnina Moed Kass

A compelling review of the English translation of Elazer more ...
Retrieving History -  A Review

Retrieving History - A Review

by Pnina Moed Kass

Pnina Moed Kass reviews 2 books of historical interest, more ...
Hebraic Mosaic - A Review

Hebraic Mosaic - A Review

by Pnina Moed Kass

A review of a stunning art book, containing out of more ...
The barrier of anonymity

The barrier of anonymity

by Pnina Moed Kass

In this world of graphic icons and virtual reality more ...
Dr. Brian Braude 1947-2011

Dr. Brian Braude 1947-2011

by Pnina Moed Kass

The late Dr. Brian Braude held some intriguing conversations more ...
Lust is good. Well, who would have thought it? - A Book Review

Lust is good. Well, who would have thought it? - A Book Review

by Pnina Moed Kass

Pnina was impressed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's book more ...
THANKS SCRABBLE FOR KEEPING ALIVE ABANDONED WORDS

THANKS SCRABBLE FOR KEEPING ALIVE ABANDONED WORDS

by Pnina Moed Kass

Pnina Moed Kass was in mourning for the almost forgotten more ...
Beyond the Fringe: Jewish Symbols and Secrets - a review

Beyond the Fringe: Jewish Symbols and Secrets - a review

by Pnina Moed Kass

A fascinating review of an interesting book introducing more ...
IVRIT BUT IN ENGLISH

IVRIT BUT IN ENGLISH

by Pnina Moed Kass

Pnina writes about current Israeli writers whose work more ...
the expert witness

the expert witness

by Pnina Moed Kass

The pen is mightier than the sword – thus the writer more ...
A HISTORICAL TOUR OF THE HOLY LAND - A Review

A HISTORICAL TOUR OF THE HOLY LAND - A Review

by Pnina Moed Kass

This book is highly recommended by Pnina Moed Kass, more ...
 
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