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Arlene Friedman Shepherd: The Life She Loved

December 28, 2012

Tags: Arlene Friedman, Arlene Shepherd, Harold Shepherd, tributes, The Godfather

Arlene Friedman
My farewell to a long-time good friend, Arlene Friedman Shepherd, appears in this wonderful annual year-end series in the New York Times Magazine: The Lives They Loved. For someone who graduated from a secretarial school and never went to college, Arlene's career in book publishing was astounding. It is shocking to me that the New York Times did not see fit to give her an obituary--but at least there's a nod to her in the magazine. (more…)

New fellowship in Jewish fiction writing and scholarship

December 5, 2012

Tags: Posen Foundation, Jewish fiction, scholarship

The Posen Foundation is pleased to announce the Posen Society of Fellows, a new
$40,000 international fellowship in Jewish fiction writing and scholarship. Jonathan
Safran Foer will be judging the fiction writing application. The deadline for
applications is January 15, 2013. For more information, eligibility and application
criteria please see visit (more…)