Submissions are invited of previously unpublished mitzvah-centered stories in honor of the esteemed Jewish educator Danny Siegel. Stories should be written for Jewish family reading and take the form of engaging tales of good literary quality that inspire and support a mitzvah-centered life. There will be a juried process to select stories for inclusion from among the submissions. Reclaiming Judaism Press will be publishing the volume, provisionally titled, A Family Treasury of Mitzvah Stories.
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So many of us have been guided and inspired by Danny Siegel – from his Ziv Foundation mitzvah projects and books, teachings at conferences worldwide, his poetry volume Soulstoned that opened up the world of Jewish spirituality for yearning Jews of the 60’s, and his new volume of love poems, From the Heart. This juried mitzvah story competition allows you to honor Danny while making an important contribution to Jewish lore and family learning.
This volume will be the second major book in the Reclaiming Judaism “Mitzvah-Centered Life Initiative”, which includes a first volume in honor of Peninnah Schram, Mitzvah Stories: Seeds for Inspiration and Learning (available through ReclaimingJudaism), a Mitzvah Stories Discussion Guide by Shoshana Silberman, matching, professionally illustrated decks of Mitzvah Cards, and Mitzvah-Centered Life workshops & storytelling programs for all ages.
To indicate your interest and receive the full story submission guidelines for this juried volume, please e-mail Rabbi Goldie Milgram, Editor-in-Chief, [email protected].