Stories by John Steinberg



The Temple of Fortune launch 10th September 2020

The prospect of a virtual book launch didn’t exactly set the adrenalin pumping! With the surreal conditions, we’ve all found ourselves in this year, it was that or nothing for my latest novel, The Temple of Fortune, to see the light of... Continue Reading →

Adding to the Pesach Experience

Another Pesach has come and gone but why, I wondered, did this one seem different from all other ones? Perhaps in the current lockdown, there’s been more time to reflect on this and other questions that I’d previously taken for... Continue Reading →

Writing in Times of Crisis

So, now for 2020... Starting 2020 with two projects programmed for the year, the prospects for 2020 were looking good - that is, until the pandemic hit. The question of how to respond to a crisis this time didn’t just... Continue Reading →

A writer emerges, a personal journey

What do you do when adversity strikes unexpectedly and the comfortable life you have taken for granted is suddenly in turmoil? Thirty years ago, I was dealt a double blow when my then wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer and... Continue Reading →


Kaddish is probably the most widely recognised of all Jewish liturgies. Its themes are so evocative that it has even entered the secular world of literature and popular music. Traditionally recited by the bereaved during the first year of mourning,... Continue Reading →

Interview with Jewish Views Radio in June 2019

In June 2019 John was interviewed by the team at Jewish Views Radio about his life, career and his new book 'Nadine' published in May. Jewish Views "This month Jon, Kate, Tony & Clive speak to award winning author, Howard Jacobson... Continue Reading →

Interview and video from my talk during Jewish Book Week

My talk at Jewish Book Week in March, with Richard Aronowitz and Jenni Frazer in March was filmed. Seemed to go down rather well. Click into this post to watch the video 

Speaking at Jewish Book Week Festival Sunday 5th March

Looking forward to speaking with Richard Aronowitz about our books at the 2017 Jewish Book Week event this Sunday, 5th March at 8pm,Kings Place St. Pancras. The event is being chaired by Jenni Frazer, whose award-winning career in journalism has spanned over... Continue Reading →

A gladiator in the study hall

Written by: Miriam Kates Lock A fictional account of how Shimon ben Lakish, better known as Resh Lakish, transitioned from the arena to the yeshiva Shimon was born into a life of dire poverty. His family had been forced to flee... Continue Reading →

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