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Tree with one dried leaf on it

I know the heart of the stranger.
It beats
And bleeds
And breaks.
I know this heart;
It is my own.

Stacey Zisook Robinson
Fantasy forest scene

When I began writing my debut novel, Silent Hall, my only purpose was to tell a good fantasy story, set i

Noah Beit-Aharon
Overhead view of hollandaise sauce and whisk in a pot

It’s often difficult to be funny in print, but reading the opening of Peter Gethers’ newest book, My Mother’s

Deborah Rood Goldman
man watching sunrise at dawn

After dawn but before sunrise, when the birds begin to sing in harmony, I pick up my small Moleskine notebook to write prayers.

Alden Solovy
A green leaf hidden in dark shadows

We danced,
My brother and I,
a twisted tango of love and hate.
He cast such shadows--
long and textured,
big enough to hide in.

Stacey Zisook Robinson

Here we are in September/Elul, preparing to welcome a new Jewish year and a new fall season of Jewishy books, including the first novel since 5766 (by now-almost-40-year-old) wunderkind Jonathan Sa

Victor Wishna (JTA)

Two years ago, a friend sent me a memoir titled Afterimages because she remembe

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

In his fascinating and eminently readable new book, Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Book

Rabbi Robert Orkand
open books and books on a shelf

When I was confirmed in 1965, I received a copy of The Rabbi by Noah Gordon as a gift.

Rabbi Elliot Strom


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