When I used to read Mishpacha magazine, Libi Astaire was one of the writers whom I would always read no matter what topic she addressed, and even whether it was fiction or non-fiction (though I no longer read fiction, although I write it, funnily enough). Being a history buff – especially women’s and Jewish history – I’ve had my eye on Day Trips to Jewish History for a long time.
So I finally bought it and was not disappointed.
Libi covers all sorts of stuff that isn’t widely known, but is very intriguing. For example, I’d always wondered about the following:
And for some reason, I’m always very interested in what people ate at different times and in different cultures.
Libi covers this, too.
The book also addresses a wide variety of periods, topics, and cultures in Jewish history:
This book is a real gem in the Jewish history genre.