IPPY Gold Award, Spiritual/Inspirational

Nautilus Silver Award in Religion/Spirituality

COVR Award, Best Book in Contemporary Spirituality

Gold Medal Winner of Mom’s Choice Awards

Foreword Reviews Indie Fab Book of the Year Finalist


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Book launch at Boulder Book Store

Rivvy launches her book with a reading at Boulder Book Store


“Neshama can see that the world is alive with holy moments, and her view comes to life through exquisite storytelling…. Each story is like a tried and true recipe being passed along, knowing that others will add their own ingredients to the mix and make it their own. Written in the spirit of Elizabeth Gilbert or Anne Lamott, Neshama's stories (and a few miracles) are uplifting, witty, and wise: one can't go wrong with a recipe like that.” ~ Publishers Weekly

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“Whether she’s drawing inspiration from the Dalai Lama, her mom, or her Polish neighbor on Long Island, Rivvy Neshama’s Recipes for a Sacred Life is like sitting down with a good friend to hear stories filled with life, love and wisdom.” ~ Lori Erickson, Holy Rover,

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“Neshama’s riveting collection of spiritual recipes in the form of short stories is gently carved out of the joys and struggles of life’s experiences…. A highly recommended new book that is bound to make a difference in one’s life.” – Rabbi Israel Zoberman, Jewish News

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Recipes for a Sacred Life, a collection of short tales by Rivvy Neshama, left us moved — and changed. Her wise, poignant, funny, and inspiring real-life anecdotes remind you to appreciate every moment, even the less-than-happy ones.”’ ~ Redbook, Book Club Pick

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“A bright promise of awakening that comes from simple ingredients and life’s most everyday moments — sunrises, walks, animals, neighbors, parents, being a grandparent, and making lists…. The tales carry a resonance similar to healing stories from Rachel Naomi Remen’s Kitchen Table Wisdom. ‘In Jewish tradition, the best jokes are stories,’ says the author. Likewise, Neshama’s audience will experience that the most sacred recipes are also the stories.” ~ Bobbye Middendorf, ForeWord Reviews

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“Pulling on her vast wealth of knowledge — collected from places as diverse and far-flung as Manhattan and Mexico, Austria and England, Boulder, Colorado and Mali — and from Eastern spirituality and Western philosophy, Neshama’s own stories will inspire you to find the magic and meaning in your own everyday life.” Bustle

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