Libi Astaire

Libi Astaire

Libi Astaire writes about Jewish history, archeology, and art for Mishpacha. She is also the author of the award-winning Jewish Regency Mystery Series, which has introduced lovers of mystery novels to what is often a forgotten community—the Ashkenazic Jews who settled in England during the 1700s and early 1800s. A selection of her articles has been published in the book Day Trips to Jewish History.

Libi, who lives in Jerusalem, got her start as a novelist when Terra Incognita, a novel about Spain’s modern-day crypto-Jews, was serialized in Mishpacha. Since then, Terra Incognita has been published in English as both an e-book and paperback, as well as translated into Yiddish.

For more information about the series or Libi Astaire’s other books, visit her website or her author’s page at Amazon.com.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Feature Articles
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Hidden in the archives of the “Joint” is the little-known account of the massive relief effort launched to rescue and rebuild the remnants of Torah Jewry
Family First Feature
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
In the visionary art of Sarah Fox-Ashrei, a picture is more than something pretty to look at — it’s an avodah
Family First Feature
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Tradition tells us that Dovid Hamelech passed away on Shavuos. What better time, then, to explore some of the minhagim that have developed throughout the ages regarding the precio ...
On Site
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Creating Judaica art from olive wood isn’t just his job, it’s a way of life
Feature Articles
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Truus Wijsmuller isn't a name most people have heard of, but this unknown savior rescued thousands of Jewish children from Europe. Now, two Dutch women want to make sure her memor ...
On Site
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
A long-ago art form sheds light on Maimonides and the medieval Jewish world where he flourished
On Topic
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Mazel tov! It’s a boy! A girl! Whatever the gender, the next step is naming the baby. Fortunately, there’s a minhag for that — in fact, there are many
On Site
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Plundering archaeological sites is big business. The budget for preserving them is pitifully small. How then can we stop the looting of our past?
On Topic
Thursday, January 10, 2019
We’re a nation of schmoozers. But when it comes to business meetings, overindulging in our national pastime can be frustrating — and costly. Here’s how to make meetings more ...