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Marriage and What It Means Now

The A-Z of Intermarriage, written by Rabbi Denise Handlarski, an intermarried rabbi, is part story, part strategy, and all heart, as well as a coming together of religious source material, cultural context, and personal narrative. In this post, Denise offers us all some advice that can help us through these difficult times.

Isolation Reading for the Week of May 4

Here at UTP, we’ve decided to bring you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. Check in with us every Monday for some fantastic book recommendations. For week 5, Matthew Gattien, our Social Media specialist, has chosen The A-Z of Intermarriage as his staff pick.

Becoming a Writer of Jewish Fiction

Can a novel be taught as history? Author Sharon Hart-Green shares her experience as a writer of Jewish fiction, and argues that fiction readers not only acquire factual knowledge, but emotional affinity. Here’s why her poignant new novel belongs in classrooms this fall.

Author Footnotes with Edward Goldberg

Edward Goldberg is the author of Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis, and the recently released A Jew at the Medici Court: The Letters of Benedetto Blanis.

Author Footnotes with Edward Goldberg

Edward Goldberg discusses his new book Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis available February 26th, 2011 from UTP.