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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.”
Yossi Klein Halevi, author of Like Dreamers, Senior fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

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16Aug, 2019

Why Your Life is Easier with a Plan, and a Little Sneak Peek at Annette Gendler’s Second Book

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I used to work in consulting as a project manager, so I should know this: Life is easier with a plan. Without a plan, all those tasks you should be [...]

9Aug, 2019

Farewell to a Fridge, Or: Is It Weird to Become Attached to an Appliance?

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Farewell old fridge, and thanks for your service! I have to admit: My heart sank when the delivery guys carried out our old fridge. After serving us faithfully for 24 [...]

2Aug, 2019

One of the Most Picturesque Chicago Neighborhoods You’ve Probably Never Heard of: The Pullman Historic District

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Row Houses on St. Lawrence Ave, Pullman Historic District, Chicago Chicago is like that: In its farther reaches, bland wide streets lined with strip malls or highways with twisting on- [...]

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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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