Esther Schor, a poet and professor of English at Princeton University, won the National Jewish Book Award forEmma Lazarus. Her poems include The Hills of Holland and Strange Nursery: New and Selected Poems, and the memoirMy Last JDate.
Losing the man I worshipped as a girl
The underappreciated, intimate family saga is as much about Jewishness as it is an American story—but which Jewishness?
A three-part story about love, loss, and all the music in between
Facing my first Christmas alone in decades and volunteering at a nearby soup kitchen, I discovered an unexpected and enveloping community
And wear awesome wigs
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
A son goes off to college, and a mother is left behind