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Words of the Week

Last week, I attended, from the comfort of my own desk, a Jewish Women’s Archive webinar on “Rethinking the History of American Jewish Women,” a conversation between Professor Pamela S. Nadell and Dr. Judith Rosenbaum. Their discussion focused on Professor Nadell’s America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today, newly available from W.W. Norton, which I’ve now begun reading.

Did you miss it? Luckily, there’s a recording! Continue reading ›

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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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Words of the Week

This will take a bit of patience—but I promise, it’s worth the effort!

Announcement of a talk given by Elizabeth Edelglass on the topic of Writing Jewish American Fiction in 2019. Continue reading ›

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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

Opening pages of Purim chapter in Althea O. Silverman's children's book HABIBI AND YOW.

Opening pages of Purim chapter in Althea O. Silverman’s children’s book HABIBI AND YOW.


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Words of the Week

“So it always was and so it will certainly continue wherever people follow the customs. Every year there is Purim, every year we read the Megillah, beat Haman, and hang him. In truth, Haman remains Haman with his own torments, but Jews remain Jews, too. The folk is eternal.”

Source: from the short story “Motl Farber, Purimshpieler” by Jacob Dinezon (trans. Tina Lunson)

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