Other Writing

Beth Kissileff has contributed pieces to many publications, including The Tower, Tablet, the Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Haaretz, and Hadassah. Her complete resume (PDF) is available for download, with selected publications below.


Popular articles


Reviews and author interviews


Jewish texts


  • How to Read Ecclesiastes what we read on Sukkot and the Inspiration for the Title of many classic novels.  Tablet.  October 4, 2017.
  • Rabbi Akiva taught of the transcendence of Ideas (The Wisdom Daily May 9, 2017)
  • Reading the Megillah for Purim Tikkun(March 9, 2017)
  • Megillah 101: Purim Lessons for the Trump era  Lilith (March 9, 2017)
  • Sometimes, All it Takes is a Miracle.  http://thewisdomdaily.com/sometimes-miracle/ (The Wisdom Daily, October 31, 2016)
  • It’s no Accident the final commandment is to Write  http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/_blog/The_ProsenPeople/post/its-no-accident-the-final-commandment-is-to-write/(The Prosen People blog of the Jewish Book Council, 10/23/2016)
  • Can We Learn from Jonah’s Happiness? http://www.thelehrhaus.com/timely-thoughts/2016/10/20/can-we-learn-from-jonahs-happiness  (The Lehrhaus October 20, 2016)
  • Root yourself in the Text.  A piece on what 614th commandment might be. (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute eZine, 11/2013)
  • Shabbat: Our Tool for attention literacy  (The Jewish Writing Project, 11/23/2012)
  • Snakeskin and Veils: Garments in Genesis  (HBI eZine, 7/2012)
  • “Commentary on Talmud Sotah 5a” (Sh’ma Journal, 4/2012)
  • “Six Word Memoir.” Six words about being Jewish, included in print and online anthology. (Smith Magazine, 3/2012)
  • “How to Make Miracles”(Hadassah Magazine, 12/2011)

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