Selected Works

Fiction
"...an action-filled novel...a story of love transcending deformity, both inner and outer…extraordinary, delicate and memorable.” -- Ha'aretz
"… a captivating tale about modern day matchmaking…spellbinding..."
–Helen Schulman, author of This Beautiful Life

Events and Select Writings

March 5 - Ahavat Torah, Englewood, NJ
March 23 - Fairlawn Jewish Center, Fairlawn NJ
March 27 - Nachum Segall Show, "That's Life"
April 24 - Barnes & Noble, Upper West Side
April 28 - Greenlight Book Store, Brooklyn -- with Beth Bosworth
May 6 - Carlebach Synagogue, Upper West Side, with Yael Unterman
June 22- One Book, One Congregation, Dor Hadash, San Diego
June 30 - Ansche Chessed, Upper West Side, reading with Tova Mirvis
Sept 8 - Jewish TV Channel, NYC
Nov 4 - JCC Houston, Texas
Nov 5 - JCC Dayton, Ohio
Nov 11 - JCC Dallas, Texas
Nov 16 - Agudath Israel, West Caldwell, NJ
Nov 20 - Jewish Federation, Seattle, WA
Nov 23 - Jewish Federation Portland, Oregon,
Dec 8 - Flatbush Book Fair, Brooklyn
Dec 28 thru Jan 1- Warwick, England, Limmud
Jan 8 - Manhattan
Jan 21 - Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Palm Beach
Jan 22 - Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Palm Beach
Feb 10 - B'nai Zion, Shreveport, LA
Feb 15 - Temple Ahavat Shalom, Northridge, CA
Feb 28 - Scarsdale Synagogue, Scarsdale, NY
March 10 - Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Boca Raton,
March 11 - Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Boca Raton
March 29 - Radio Interview, Too Jewish, Arizona
April 29 - Beth Shalom, Kansas City
May 3 - Books & Bagels, Denver, CO
May 5 - Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, NYC
May 14 - Franklin & Marshall College, Klehr Center
May 31 - Mt. Sinai Congregation, Cheyenne, Wyoming
June 14- Literary Fair, Fairlawn, NJ
July 9 - Temple Bnai Abraham, Livingston, NJ
Oct 27 - Eastern Connecticut University
Jan 29 - Shaarei Tzedek, the Valley, Los Angeles

RUCHAMA CAN BE REACHED AT: ruchamakf@​gmail.com

FICTION:

To read an excerpt from IN THE COURTYARD OF THE KABBALIST click here

To read "Mother's Milk" (Jewish Fiction) click here

To read "A Beggar's Place" (Moment) click here

NON-FICTION:

To read "The Last Kindness" (New York Times) click here

To read "Eye for an Eye" (Forward) click here

To read an interview with Ruchama in Bloom Magazine, click here

To read an interview with Ruchama in Lilith Magazine click here

To read "My Barber, My Book -- and the Temple Mount" in the Forward click here


To read "The Accessory That Burps" (New York Times) click here

To read "The Evil Eye Remover" (The Forward) click here

To read "The Unleavened Imagination" (Jewish Week) click here

To read "Shavuot at Jerusalem's Hippie Yeshiva" (Tablet) click here

To read an in-depth profile, "A Chamelon in the Courtyard of the Divine" (Tower Magazine) click here