Why did I not know that birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers?
The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.
The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life [...] the stronger the daughter.
Weeping is terrible for the complexion" said Leonie, holding Shayndel close, "but it is very good for the soul.
The painful things seemed like knots on a beautiful necklace, necessary for keeping the beads in place.
It's a good thing babies don't give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.
on the day that the intlligence and talents of women are fully honored and employed, the human community and the planet itself will benefit in ways we can only begin to imagine.
I am so honored to be the vessel into which you pour this story of pain and strength.
If you want to understand any woman, you must first ask about her mother and then listen carefully.
I never wanted Mary Poppins to be my nanny. I wanted to be her when I grew up.
Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West, you have some relationship to the Bible if only through the names of the characters.
Making plans is a game. Life chooses for you.
The Bible - it's sort of the other person in the room. There's this book, the reader, and the Bible.
Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish practice and the Jewish community.
I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
It is terrible how much has been forgotten, which is why, I suppose, remembering seems a holy thing.
I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets.
My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
Biblical names are hot again.
The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches.
Mountains are where heaven meets earth.
When a shy person smiles, it’s like the sun coming out.
I would have stayed forever within the garden of Re-mose's childhood, but time is a mother's enemy.
Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
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