Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Total Immersion: A Story About Mikvah

     As a professional writer, this blog is only one of my many projects. I'd like to take a moment to share with you a short story of mine that was just published on JewishFiction.net. I came up with this idea back in 1999 and it took me another ten years before I put it on paper. After many revisions and then the whole submission/rejection process, Dr. Nora Gold's website finally accepted my piece last year. JewishFiction.net has a very impressive editorial board, and they've published work by Elie Wiesel. I'm proud to be one of the many authors published by such an impressive online publication.
Please read "Total Immersion" http://www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/publisher/articleview/frmArticleID/317  at your leisure.
And thank you for taking the time to read, comment, and think about this blog. Wishing all of you a happy Chanukah, however you choose to celebrate.

6 comments:

  1. I'd say you should definitely keep writing. I'd love to see longer fiction or a group of connected short stories--maybe a little like Amos Oz's "Between Friends". Lovely piece. Thank you. diana

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback and words of encouragement! That really means a lot.

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  2. I was very moved by how voiceless the girl in the story was. Do you think domestic violence is more common in the frum world? Do you think it is more silenced?

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I don't think that domestic violence is any more or less prevalent in the frum world than in the rest of the world, but I do believe that it is more silenced, and so there may be a lot of victims suffering needlessly. Between the difficulties that orthodox women may face in getting a halachik get (Jewish divorce according to Jewish law) and community pressure to not draw outside attention to problems that exist (this happens with pressure not to report crimes to authorities,) women in certain segments of orthodoxy are, if not completely powerless, may certainly feel completely powerless.

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  3. Thank you Jewish Outreach, I enjoyed reading those very much.
    Mikvah

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