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Gauging Your Interest in Two New Online History and Literature Courses

The Whole Megillah wants to gauge your interest in two new courses. If you’re interested in one of the following, please contact barbarakrasner(at)att(dot)net or comment below. The Holocaust – A six-week online course that covers anti-Semitism across Europe in the … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of Poetry Has Value | March 2017 Report

Not much activity to report for March, and I suspect there won’t be much until the semester ends. Rejections continue to roll in from my frenetic December 2016 submissions. Poetry: 1 submission (Silver Birch Review), 1 acceptance (Gravel), and 4 rejections to report … Continue reading

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Kar-Ben Kar-Ben Testing Jewish Chapter Book Waters

The Whole Megillah (TWM): When and why did Kar-Ben move into MG and YA publishing? What’s the relationship with parent Lerner and how does that contribute? Joni Sussman (JS): Kar-Ben has published occasional MG/YA manuscripts but we haven’t made — nor … Continue reading

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March 2017 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: Deborah Kalb interviews a variety of authors on her website, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb. She recently interviewed Sarah Kaminsky about her book … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of Poetry Has Value | February 2017 Report

Not much activity to report for February. Poetry: 1 submission (Salamander), 0 acceptances, and 3 rejections to report (Baltimore Review, Stillwater Review, Wherewithal). My Tiferet poem, “Chicken Fat,” was published this month. Also, my poetry chapbook manuscript was accepted by a publisher. More on … Continue reading

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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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