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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Hadar Goldin: Art, Inspiration, Hope

Last Wednesday I attended an opening reception for an exhibition of art by Hadar Goldin. At 23, the artist was a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces in August 2014 when, as I wrote for Tablet, “he was kidnapped and killed in Gaza by Hamas terrorists…just two hours after a cease-fire was declared in Operation Protective Edge hostilities. Three years later, Hamas has not returned his body. The exhibition thus not only celebrates Hadar’s life and artistic talents; it is also intended to raise awareness of his story and to compel international action to bring him—and Oron Shaul, another soldier killed in Gaza that summer whose body Hamas has not released—home to their families in Israel.”

Celebrating Shai Held and The Heart of Torah

If last week’s event was bittersweet, last night I attended a wholly festive celebration: the book launch for Rabbi Shai Held’s The Heart of Torah: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion.

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Accountability: Pass It On

Remember when I told you last week that I was struggling with an essay? And that maybe if I promised all of you to have a draft finished in time to report it this week, that would happen?

Guess what? IT DID. Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Whew. It has been a busy time!

There’s been freelance writing. Preparation for next month’s writing conference (icymi: I’ll be attending as a student, to do some more work on my full-length poetry manuscript). My “summer-school” immersion in Hebrew study. Weekend-long gatherings (two weekends ago: high-school friends; this past weekend: college classmates). An array of other events dotting my calendar.

And now there’s this big announcement: Continue reading ›

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