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Words of the Week

“This is not a eulogy. I have not changed my belief in and love for Israel, nor have I given up hope for its future. I hope that this piece will serve as a wake up call.”

Source: Mattan Berner-Kadish, “Loving Israel, Even When Israel’s Government Doesn’t Show Love for Jews Like Me” (RAC.org)

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

1. Sure, maybe, in this hazy, hot, and humid city everyone is simply in search of an air-conditioned refuge. But I was filled with happiness upon seeing a crowd waiting for my local NYPL branch to open on Monday morning. (You can’t even see the entire crowd in this picture! Or the many strollers—yes, let’s get ’em all while they’re young!) Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

I want to run away, at moments like that, to someplace where there is no humidity, where the light is golden over the hills and the specter of all that we have survived and died by is not present in every flag, every street name, every monument, every vote.

Source: Jesmyn Ward, “My True South” (TIME)

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Friday Finds for Writers

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Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

Forgive me, chaverim, but the links post will return next week. Thanks for your understanding, and Shabbat shalom!

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