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Ketubah (wedding contract) with two wedding rings on top of it

Learn how author Anita Diamant got started as a writer, what's new in Jewish ritual and practice, and what these changes mean in North America's liberal Jewish community.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Silhouette of a person reading a book in a hammock at sunset

We may be well into summer, but there are still plenty of beach days (or sitting-outside-days) ahead. Infuse your outdoor reading with Judaism with our tried-and-true recommendations.

Marissa Solomon
Closeup of a red apple hanging from a tree

Read our interview with Bruce Feiler bestselling author, who will discuss his latest book, The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us, at the URJ Biennial.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Tree with one dried leaf on it

Read one writer's poetic response to this week's terrorist attack in Manchester, England.

Stacey Zisook Robinson
Fantasy forest scene

My only purpose in writing my debut novel was to tell a good fantasy story, not to tell an allegory of Jewish trauma and resilience.

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

In his new book, Peter Gethers regales readers with the history of Ratner’s and its famous customers, but that is only one facet of his humorous and touching story.

Deborah Rood Goldman
man watching sunrise at dawn

After dawn but before sunrise, I pick up my notebook to write. Sometimes, an idea arrives; sometimes, I scan my list of yet-unwritten prayers for inspiration.

Alden Solovy
A green leaf hidden in dark shadows

The author of this poem write it from Esau's perspective in this week's Torah portion.

Stacey Zisook Robinson

Here are 10 volumes, from the humorous to the humbling, that you’ll want on your reading list to help heighten the High Holidays.

Victor Wishna (JTA)

Author Carol Ascher speaks of her new novel as part of a trilogy with her memoir and an earlier novel. All three, she says, reflect a struggle to understand her background as the eldest daughter of Jewish refugees who fled the Nazi regime.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

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