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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.

You Are What You Read

For our final contribution to the University Press Week Blog Tour (November 4-8), editor Natalie Fingerhut discusses the importance of compassion and how this forms the foundation of our soon-to-launch imprint, New Jewish Press. 

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.