The Jewish Writing Project

Stories are a pathway to all of our souls. For centuries, people have related to each other, learned from each other and connected with each other through the sharing of stories. The development of “spiritual autobiographies” or “legacy” projects in synagogues and communities has gathered a growing interest among boomers, our parents and others.

Bruce Black of Florida, an editor and writer, has sought to capture this experience through the web by creating The Jewish Writing Project.

As Bruce writes in his invitation to join the community: “When you participate in the Jewish Writing Project, it doesn’t matter if you’re born Jewish or if you converted to Judaism, if only one of your parents is Jewish or if neither parent is Jewish. All that matters is that you possess the desire to tell others about a particular experienced that may have shaped your understanding of what it means to be a Jew, the willingness to explore a memory about being Jewish that holds a special place in your heart, or the wish to express your thoughts about how being Jewish has enriched your life (or made your life more difficult).”

So, we invite you to take a look at the site and consider participating in this creative and personal exchange of ideas and thoughts.

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