“Usually when your book comes out, it’s like you’re holding your breath, and nothing happens,” says The Plot author Jean Hanff Korelitz. “I’ve never experienced anything like this. It’s just been wonderful.” From the Jewish Chronicle.
“It was never true that the only people who ever fell in love were skinny, white, cis, hetero people. It’s a political act to honor that” by centering the experiences of, and writing happily ever afters for, characters who don’t fall into those categories. An interview with the novelist Roan Parrish. Includes atypical heroes, Jewish leads, and baked goods. From Lilith.
Rabbi Ruttenberg’s posts include retweets from colleagues and activists and Schitt’s Creek gifs, but there’s also a fascinating explanation of how Jewish medical ethics expert Rabbi Eliezer Waldenberg decided that Israeli trans pop star—and 1998 Eurovision Song Contest winner—Dana International was legally a woman. From the Jewish Chronicle.