Monthly Archives: February 2017

Who Sponsored Your Jewish Literacy?

I’ve been reading Deborah Brandt’s “The Sponsors of Literacy,” and wonder now about my own sponsors of Jewish literacy. I think the library at my Hebrew school, Congregation B’nai Israel, in Kearny, New Jersey was responsible for my love of … Continue reading

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PJ Our Way: An Interview with Director Catriella Freedman

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What is PJ Our Way? What is its mission? Catriella Freedman (CF): PJ Our Way is the next chapter of our free Jewish children’s book program, PJ Library, for kids ages 9-11. It’s designed to meet … Continue reading

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2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award blog tour, the culmination of a full week of insightful and inspiring award-winning author and illustrator interviews. Read about the blog tour and all 2017 Sydney … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of Poetry Has Value | January 2017 Report

January bore the brunt of rejections from all those December submissions. Poetry: Three submissions (Kelsey Review and two contests), no acceptances, and nine rejections to report (Bitter Oleander, Foundry, Redivider, Whale Road Review, Mom Egg Review, Jewish Literary Journal, Outlook … Continue reading

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