The Jewish Book of Horror

Horror is part of the human condition, but few peoples across the ages know it quite like the Jews.

From slavery to pogroms to the Holocaust to antisemitism, the “Chosen People” have not only endured hell on Earth, they’ve risen above it to share their stories with the world.

Whether it’s pirate rabbis or demon-slaying Bible queens, concentration camp vampires or fearless, beloved bubbies, THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR offers you twenty-two dark tales about the culture, history, and folklore of the Jewish people.

Available in paperback and e-book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Godless.com (e-book only), a variety of online booksellers, and at a bookstore near you (see if they have in stock with Indiebound.org. If not, order it through them!).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

An Orchard of Terror: Scary Stories and the Jewish Tradition by Rabbi John Carrier

Origins of The Jewish Book of Horror by Josh Schlossberg

Torah-Fying Tales: An Introduction to Jewish Horror by Molly Adams

On Seas of Blood and Salt by Richard Dansky

The Last Plague by KD Casey

The 38th Funeral by Marc Morgenstern

Same as Yesterday by Alter S. Reiss

How to Build a Sukkah at the End of the World by Lindsay King-Miller

Demon Hunter Vashti by Henry Herz

The Horse Leech Has Two Maws by Michael Picco

The Rabbi’s Wife by Simon Rosenberg

Ba’alat Ov by Brenda Tolian

Eighth Night by John Baltisberger

Bread and Salt by Elana Gomel

In the Red by Mike Marcus

A Purim Story by Emily Ruth Verona

Catch and Release by Vivian Kasley

Phinehas the Zealot by Ethan K. Lee

The Wisdom of Solomon by Ken Goldman

Welcome, Death by J.D. Blackrose

Forty Days Before Birth by Colleen Halupa

The Hanukkult of Taco Wisdom by Margret Treiber

The Divorce From God by Rami Ungar

The Hand of Fire by Daniel Braum

Bar Mitzvah Lessons by Stewart Gisser


AWARDS

Bram Stoker Awards 2022 – Preliminary Ballot for Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) 2022 – Bronze medal for Horror


REVIEWS

THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR qualified for the preliminary ballot in the “Superior Achievement in an Anthology” category of the upcoming 2022 Bram Stoker Awards.

Publishers Weekly:

“A superior anthology with a fascinating origin story…[that] demonstrates the compatibility of Jewish tradition, history, and folklore with the horror genre.”

Bookishly Jewish:

“Marginalized writers are taking back the genre, using it to confront some of their own demons and show the world the horrors they personally experience…these stories inform and empower.”

Midwest Book Review:

“Each tale comes steeped in a background of Jewish lives and traditions. Each holds a powerful key to understanding the varied sources of horror in adversities that challenge heart, soul, and spiritual wellsprings alike.”

Horror Addicts:

“A dark, informative and entertaining read…it carries the weight of one of the oldest traditions in the world.”

HorrorNews.Net:

“The Jewish Book of Horror beckons a vast audience to enlighten, entertain and terrify…This collection of dark, ancient and contemporary mayhem can be equally enjoyed with an initial perusal and returning to the promised land time and again.”

Unsettling Reads:

“There were so many real life horrors mentioned in many of the stories in the collection, which added another layer of emotion for me… There were moments when I knew I was reading a fictional horror collection, but it was hard to differentiate the fine line between the truth of the past and the creative fiction of the authors.”

One-Sentence Reviews:

“The best anthology I’ve read all year!”

The Horror Tree:

“An anthology well worth reading.”