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“In this extraordinary work, Annette Gendler illuminates the borders and meeting points between Judaism and Christianity, Germans and Jews, American Jews and Israeli Jews. Writing with eloquent precision, she reminds us why converts to Judaism are among the most precious gifts to the Jewish people. This book confirms Annette Gendler as an indispensable Jewish voice for our time.”
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16Nov, 2018

A Vintage Children’s Book Illuminates a Visit to Plymouth Plantation

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On our recent trip to Boston, we visited Plimouth Plantation. As often happens when traveling, you go out to see one thing and discover another. Plimouth Plantation hadn't been the [...]

9Nov, 2018

Eyewitness Accounts for Today’s 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

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The destruction of the synagogue in Reichenberg (Liberec), November 9-10, 1938 Last year I wrote about Remembering Kristallnacht in Liberec, which is featured in my book Jumping Over Shadows. [...]

2Nov, 2018

Creative Nonfiction and Memoir: What’s the Difference?

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A new student asked me to explain the difference between creative nonfiction and memoir, and so I thought I'd clarify this here today. If one person asks, I figure, more [...]

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I am a writer, photographer and blogger. My memoir Jumping Over Shadows, the story of a German-Jewish love that overcame the baggage of the Holocaust, was published in spring 2017.

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