Ralph Graff chose to go into academia following his surgical training. Writing is a critical piece in teaching. Ralph has used his writing skills in preparing lectures, powerpoints and publishing in the scientific literature. As a life- long member of the conservative Jewish community, he started applying his teaching skills to Judaism about 25 years ago. A critical piece of that teaching has been writing. The New Jewish Thinker has offered an excellent opportunity for sharing his written thoughts.
Some of his The New Jewish Thinker articles are:
* About Verein
* My Theology
* What About God in 2019
* “The Wisdom of Israel"
* Crohn's Disease
* Good and Evil
* A Jewish Boxer
I am honored to be the founder of The New Jewish Thinker. I like to think of myself as a Jewish glue. I bring everyone on the editorial board together at weekly meetings and make assignments, deadlines and plans for the online publication. I love to write - I always have - and I welcome writers from all walks of life, as long as the writing has a Jewish theme.
My relationship to Judaism stems all the way from childhood; i took a natural break and revisited Judaism during college and stayed active since. "The New Jewish Thinker" was developed starting in December 2018.
We plan on becoming a 501 (c3).
If you are a Jewish themed writer, please email Daphne or Richard ; we look forward to hearing from you. Even previously published work will be considered,
My name is Jamie Glaser.
I has been a writer for as long as I can remember. Ever since I could write I have. I also love to read which I believe helps inspire my work.
I have also loved Judaism for as long as I can remember and while not everything I write is Judaism themed, Judaism has inspired a great deal of my work.
I love working with children and have recently written some children's stories about Jewish holidays as well as Jewish values.
A good deal of my work is poetry but I have also written short stories, essays, and articles. I enjoy all different types of literary expression and look forward to perfecting my craft as I continue to pursue it.
My work can be found here.
Max Brown is a St. Louis native. He has a degree in Business Communication. He had a 15-year career in fund development, raising funds for several not-for-profits in the St. Louis community. Later, he was a writer/editor in the marketing department of Edward Jones, the financial services firm.
Since retiring, Max has become a docent at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center where he frequently leads tours for middle school children. The museum serves school districts throughout the St. Louis area and surrounding counties in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
Max is serious about his Judaism and is hungry to learn as much as he can. Although he is an observant Conservative Jew, he says that he studies from all streams of Judaism. One of his most moving experiences in Israel was a Kabbalat Shabbat service at an Orthodox shul that met in an abandoned bomb shelter in Jerusalem.
That experience will appear on The New Jewish Thinker soon as a memoir.
He writes short story fiction. Max has dabbled in poetry and may someday share some with The New Jewish Thinker. In addition to his Jewish-themed short stories, his other stories are often tales of the supernatural.
Max's Short Stories.
Carol Battle (nee Graff) is a product of Mrs. Margaret Farrar, her English teacher at University City High School who would end all her tests requiring her students to write a paragraph. Consequently she majored in English composition, literature and Drama at Northwestern and Washington University and subsequently taught English in the junior and high school scene. She switched fields to medical technology and specialized in Blood Banking and worked in that field until she retired. Carol’s involvement with Judaism includes being one of 5 women who had adult bat mitzvah in 1976 at BSKI under Rabbi Benson Skoff. She is a staunch member of the Grammar Police and singing in one key unless otherwise indicated by musical notation. Her full name is Carol Rose (sound familiar) Graff Battle and she is the mother of three and grandmother or three.
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