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Poetry

Identity Poetics: An Afternoon with Joy Ladin and Lesléa Newman

On a sunny but cold Sunday in Boston, poets Joy Ladin and Lesléa Newman spoke at a JWA-sponsored event about their newly released collections of poetry, Ladin’s Impersonation and Newman’s I Carry My Mother

Joy Ladin and Lesléa Newman

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Joy Ladin and Lesléa Newman
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Joy Ladin and Lesléa Newman

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Alicia Jo Rabins

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Alicia Jo Rabins: musician, composer, poet, and Jewish Educator.
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Alicia Jo Rabins: musician, composer, poet, and Jewish Educator.

Erica Jong

In her 1973 novel Fear of Flying, Erica Jong created the term “the zipless fuck” to question whether modern women, like men, could finally have sex with no strings attached.

Joy Ladin

Poet and scholar Joy Ladin is the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox institution, Yeshiva University’s Stern College.

May You Be Blessed In All That You Are

Each Shabbat my parents bless me with the words, “Be who you are and may you be blessed in all that you are.” These words have been embedded in my mind as my family’s traditional blessing, signifying the start of Shabbat.  While other families bless their children saying, “May God make you like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah,” this alternative prayer has been our way of welcoming the Sabbath for as long as I can remember. 

Marcia Falk

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Marcia Falk.
Photograph by Stephen Damon, courtesy of Marcia Falk.
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Marcia Falk.

Photograph by Stephen Damon, courtesy of Marcia Falk.

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Leslea Newman with "I Carry My Mother"

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Leslea Newman and her book "I Carry My Mother."
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Leslea Newman and her book "I Carry My Mother."

Elisheva Bichovsky

As one of Palestine’s first Hebrew poets, Elisheva Bichovsky helped shape the emerging country’s new literary scene.

Elisheva Bichovsky in Israel, 1936

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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