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Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of six novels for adults, with a seventh, The House on Primrose Pond, due out from New American Library in Feb. 2016. She is also the author of twenty-six books for children and the fiction editor at Lilith Magazine. Visit her at: yonazeldismcdonough.com

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Yona Zeldis McDonough

My Words, My Practice: An Author's Reflection on Writing Jewishly

by Yona Zeldis McDonough

There are as many forms of Jewish religious expression as there are Jews. For some of us, it is the hush of the Sabbath that is most meaningful; for others, it is the awe and majesty of the High Holidays and for yet others, it is the promise of renewal offered by Pesach. Chasidic Jews find joy in their adherence to the law, while secular Jews place less emphasis on strict observance, and more on cultural affinity and the ethical framework that Judaism provides.

Topics: Fiction

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