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.”
When you conclude there are no words to express a community’s feelings, then maybe you are thinking in the wrong language.
Source: David M. Shribman, “About the Jewish Mourners’ Prayer on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Front Page” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Today, for many reasons, I’m going to use this space to cross-post the bulk of what I typically mention here only in passing each week: a corresponding Friday post on “my other blog,” which is titled “My Machberet” (“machberet” is the Hebrew word for “notebook,” and, tellingly, “machberet” is one of the few words that remained with me from my childhood Hebrew-school lessons).
Have a wonderful weekend.
Received this week from my sister—who is also my “stylist”—a most meaningful “Tree of Life” necklace.
Every Friday, My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety. This Friday, as you may have suspected, many of those links will reflect the influence of what happened last Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Continue reading ›
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). These posts are intended to complement/supplement monthly issues of The Practicing Writer newsletter, where you’ll always find more listings.
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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.” Continue reading ›