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Judge Judy

Judge Judy: Poetry Muse

Exclusively for JWA, Jen Karetnick shares two of her poems about everyone’s favorite Judge: Judy.

American Yiddish writers and poets, New York, 1920s.

Celia Dropkin’s Poetry

Exclusively for JWA, Maia Evrona shares two translations of Celia Dropkin’s poetry, classics within the canon of Yiddish literature.

Topics: Yiddish, Poetry
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Leah Kaminsky On Her Book "The Waiting Room"

Exclusively for JWA, Leah Kaminsky reflects on the inspiration for her book, The Waiting Room and contemplates the power of memory.

Topics: Fiction
Abigail Glickman and Brother

Siblings in Different Voices

While my brother’s intention was to help me better clarify my writing, that isn’t what my mind told me in the moment. During our conversation, I became resentful of him, and doubtful of myself. I started to question the value of the ideas I wrote about, the ones that he claimed were too big and detached.

Topics: Family, Writing
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Dyslexia, the World, and Me

When I was five years old, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. My parents were told that I’d need extensive therapy in order to read and write. At five, I never thought I would read. I threw books on the ground and refused to even try. I would yell, “I don’t need to read! I hate reading!” over and over again.

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An Interview With Dara Horn About "Eternal Life"

JWA sat down with award-winning author Dara Horn to discuss her latest novel, Eternal Life, one of our Book List picks. Eternal Life tells the story of Rachel, a woman who cannot die.

Topics: Fiction
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Angela Himsel On Her Book "A River Could Be A Tree"

Exclusively for JWA, Angela Himsel reflects on seeing her book A River Could Be A Tree in stores for the first time and meditates on the uncategorizable nature of books... and people.

Topics: Memoirs
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Ordering Coffee in Tel Aviv

Caitlin Wolper’s first poetry collection, Ordering Coffee in Tel Aviv, is a powerful account of a young Jewish woman’s first trip to Israel. In this chapbook, Wolper powerfully grapples with themes of gender, identity, and “the leash of Israel’s legacy.” Exclusively for JWA, Wolper reflects on her inspiration and creative process for two selected poems.

Topics: Poetry
Abbi Jacobson / I Might Regret This

You Won't Regret This

Onstage with Boston Globe reporter and fellow Jewish lady Meredith Goldstein, Jacobson is personable, sharp, and at times, self-deprecating. Her comedic timing is exactly what you would expect from one of the creators/writers/stars of Broad City: spot on.

Topics: Memoirs
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An Interview with Rabbi Sandy Sasso About Regina Jonas

JWA Executive Director Judith Rosenbaum interviewed Rabbi Sandy Sasso about her 2018 children’s book, about the world’s first woman rabbi. Watch their fascinating conversation here, and learn about Regina Jonas’s legacy and impact on Rabbi Sasso and the other women rabbis who followed in her footsteps.

Topics: Rabbis, Fiction

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