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Poetry

Kim Chernin

Through poetry, fiction, and memoir, Kim Chernin powerfully reimagined her personal history and her Jewish identity.

Jean Trounstine

Jean Trounstine taught literature to women inmates and cofounded an award-winning alternative probation program that uses writing and literature to offer prisoners a second chance.

Merle Feld

Both through her writing and in her work with Israeli-Palestinian dialogue groups, Merle Feld supported the difficult and delicate struggle to make peace in the Middle East.

Alix Kates Shulman

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Writer, poet, playwright, feminist activist, and professor Alix Kates Shulman.

Courtesy of Marion Ettinger.

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Writer, poet, playwright, feminist activist, and professor Alix Kates Shulman.

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Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus’s famous poem “The New Colossus” helped the Statue of Liberty greet millions, but still reflected her experience of the mixed welcome that minorities faced in America.

“A Blessing for This Day” Excerpt

From “A Blessing for This Day,” talk by Marcia Falk at “Illuminating the Unwritten Scrolls: Women’s Spirituality and Jewish Tradition” conference, November 1984. View transcript.

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From “A Blessing for This Day,” talk by Marcia Falk at “Illuminating the Unwritten Scrolls: Women’s Spirituality and Jewish Tradition” conference, November 1984. View transcript.


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"A Blessing for This Day" Talk by Marcia Falk at "Illuminating the Unwritten Scrolls: Women’s Spirituality and Jewish Tradition" Conference, November 1984

From “A Blessing for This Day,” talk by Marcia Falk at “Illuminating the Unwritten Scrolls: Women’s Spirituality and Jewish Tradition” conference, November 1984. View transcript.
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From “A Blessing for This Day,” talk by Marcia Falk at “Illuminating the Unwritten Scrolls: Women’s Spirituality and Jewish Tradition” conference, November 1984. View transcript.
Credit: “A Blessing for This Day,”, © 1984 by Marcia Lee Falk.

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Jean Trounstine, July 2000

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Jean Trounstine, July 2000.
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Merle Feld, 2010

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Merle Feld, 2010.
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Merle Feld, 2010.

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Immigrant Mary Antin packs the house at the Waldorf Astoria.

December 8, 1912

Mary Antin writes, “I was born, I have lived, and I have been made over. Is it not time to write my life’s story?”

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