LIBRARIES who have added Call Her Blessed and Glimpses of Southern Jewish Roots to their collection:
The Library of Congress
The Jewish Theological Seminary
University of North Carolina
Baltimore Hebrew University
The University of Florida
Hebrew Union College, New York
Broward Community College
Institute of Southern Jewish Life
The Genealogical Society of Utah
The American Jewish Archives
Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles
Jonathan D. Sarna, Director
Hornstein -- The Jewish Professional
Leadership Program -- Brandeis University
University of Louisville
Wright State University
Stern College for Women
University of Maryland
University of Central Florida
Florida Historical Society
Jacksonville Historical Society
University of West Florida
University of North Florida
Florida Southern College
Miami-Dade Public Library System
Helen Muir Florida Collection
Franklin & Marshall College
GLIMPSES OF SOUTHERN JEWISH ROOTS
"... a delightful collection of vignettes..."
American Jewish Historical Society
"... collection of 22 charming stories..."
"... true stories about how it was in America when Eastern European Jews were fleeing pogroms and poverty... Hardships are combined with humor as the extended Bercovici-Berkovitz-Berk family adapted to their new country... Yankel comments on what he sees, thinks and feels in the manner of Sholem Aleichem's Tevye..."
The Las Vegas Israelite
... GLIMPSES OF SOUTHERN JEWISH ROOTS is a collection of short stories about real people and events involving Jews who arrived in the South 100 years ago. Also included in the book is "Yankel In Amerikeh," a group of vignettes told in the voice of one of the immigrants speaking his new language in a distinctive way..."
"... a 125 pager worthy of mention... well-written and interesting..."
The JEWISH WORLD Northeastern New York, Vermont and Western Massachusetts
"... The adjectives that came to mind while reading these works were pleasant and charming... Berk's loving descriptions makes it easy to see that she truly cares about these people, and readers may find themselves feeling the same. And then there's Yankel, the funny elder who has almost disappeared from the American scene. I found his monologues on life amusing... If you laugh or groan with pleasure, you'll find yourself liking Yankel."
Rabbi Rachel Esserman, The Reporter, The Jewish Federation of Broome County, Binghamton, New York