Yaffa Ganz

Yaffa Ganz

YAFFA GANZ was the founder and editor of the Young Readers Division at Feldheim Publishers; is the author of over forty juvenile books (many translated into Hebrew, French, German, Russian and Spanish); several books of humorous essays, and many hundreds of articles published in Jewish media across the globe. She has been writing for Mishpacha since 2006 and presently has a column in the Jewish Press.
Mrs. Ganz is the author of the beloved Savta Simcha series, the Mimmy & Simmy books, “Sand and Stars–A Jewish Journey Through Time”, the “Jewish Factfinder–a Bookful of Torah Facts and Handy Jewish Information” and the Dr. Mitzva series. In addition, she has recently published “Wheat, Wine and Honey – Poems by Yaffa Ganz”.
The Ganzes have lived in Israel for the past fifty-five years and are great grandparents of a growing clan. In 1990 she received the prestigious Body of Work Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries in the United States for her “outstanding contribution to the field of Jewish Literature for Children.” Her sense of humor and lively imagination have made her a well known name among contemporary, Jewish juvenile authors.

Tuesday, August 08, 2023
A Different Counting Shavuos 5782
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
What were a few bothersome appointments if they were the key to the Land of Israel?
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Who needs all these Things? And what better time to dispose of the Stuff than now? Isn’t this exactly what pre-Pesach decluttering is all about?
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Here are eight constructive ideas to make your day simpler and more pleasant. They aren’t necessarily lifesaving, but they might save you time, energy, or stress
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Very few things in life take care of themselves; if no one is worrying about them, the results are likely to be c ...
Family Tempo
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I am thoroughly thankful and humbled by the Jerusalem outside my window
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Sometimes, even being in second (or third or fourth) place is also vital to the health of the enterprise. Not everyone can stand on center stage. (It would get too crowded!)