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Interviews and Reviews:
The Times of Israel: Jewish feminism ‘foremother’ Marcia Falk publishes lyrical haggadah (April 14, 2022)
Moment: Book Review: A Seder Reimagined By A Feminist Poet (April 4, 2022)
Lilith: A New Hagaddah from Marcia Falk (April 4, 2022)
Makor Rishon review (in Hebrew; April 10, 2022)
The Jewish Experience: Less God, More Feminism: A New Haggadah from an Acclaimed Poet (March 30, 2022)
J Weekly: New haggadahs for 2022 (March 29, 2022)
San Diego Jewish World: ‘Night of Beginnings:’ A Spiritually Moving and Thoughtful Haggadah Experience (March 28, 2022)
Marcia talks with Eric Caplan about her newly published haggadah, Night of Beginnings (March 13, 2022):
Jewish Journal: Falk Marries Her Poetry With Her Artwork (Review of Inner East; May 22, 2019)
Watch Marcia's One Jewish Evanston interview with Rabbi Andrea London (Nov. 19, 2017).
Watch Marcia's interview with Lisa Fishbayn Joffe at Brandeis (Nov. 7, 2017).
Watch Marcia's conversation with Rabbi David Ingber of Romemu (Oct. 18, 2017):
Watch Marcia's talk at the launch party for the new edition of The Book of Blessings at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Oct. 19, 2017):
Watch "Liturgical Creativity: A Conversation with Marcia Falk and Rabbi Hara Person" (Oct. 19, 2017):
Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb: Q&A with Marcia Falk
Jewish Journal: A Poet's Passionate Reflection in Prayer
Jewish Boston: Marcia Falk’s Blessings for the New Year and Beyond
The Reporter Group: Falk to release 20th anniversary edition of The Book of Blessings
JWeekly.com interview: This Berkeley poet is equally at home with her paintbrushes
Jewish Book Council review of The Days Between by Laurel Corona
CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly review by Rabbi Suzanne Singer (PDF)
Jerusalem Report review by Rochelle Furstenberg (PDF)
Jewish Currents review by Rabbi Reba Carmel
Read the Spirit interview by David Crumm
Washington Jewish Week, David Holzel interviews Marcia Falk about The Days Between (PDF)
The Forward, "When Yom Kippur Prayers Don't Help Grieving," by Judy Bolton-Fasman
Lilith, Susan Schnur interviews Marcia Falk about her Tashlich ritual in The Days Between
Library Journal review by Graham Christian
Spirituality & Practice review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reviews The Days Between in the article "Three new kids’ books, and some poetry for adults," by Lisa Silverman
The Reporter Group review of The Days Between by Rabbi Rachel Esserman
The Jewish Post & Opinion review of The Days Between by Bonnie Maurer
The American Jewish World features a painting and poem from The Days Between on the Rosh Hashanah Magazine Cover (PDF); includes review by Mordecai Spektor
Jewish Women’s Magazine features poems and reviews The Days Between in the Fall 2014 Issue
Jewish Herald-Voice article, "The High Holiday Prayer Liturgy Recast," by Aaron Howard
j. - The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California article, "Berkeley Scholar Offers Revisioning of Traditional Holy Days Prayers, Practices," by Lyn Davidson
Quotes From Reviews:
Laurel Corona, Jewish Book Council: "Marcia Falk provides readers with a deeply spiritual and aesthetically pleasing experience in her new guidebook to the High Holy Days... Every section of The Days Between contains glimmers of true wisdom."
Rabbi Reba Carmel, Jewish Currents: "Falk has crafted a colorful, lyrical book deeply invested in Jewish tradition but framed wholly outside a theistic presence. Both her art and deeply nuanced adherence to mood and focus of this season are stunning. I hope to rely upon it for many years to come."
David Crumm, Read the Spirit: "...full of timeless spiritual wisdom, eloquently signaled in concise lines... while ideal for Jewish readers, this book can also be appreciated as an inspiring and spiritually challenging reader for non-Jews."
Judy Bolton-Fasman, The Forward: "...a High Holiday prayer book for the 21st century that is nothing short of revolutionary... Falk encourages us to confront our mortality while delving into the richness with which we commemorate our humanity."
Publishers Weekly: "Even those staunchly wedded to the traditional liturgy will find this book illuminating, both as a counterpoint and a poetic commentary."
Library Journal, starred review: "...thorough, heartfelt, and impressive... Exemplifying the exceptional in contemporary spirituality—open, inclusive, creative, and rooted in the past—Falk’s work should appeal most strongly to Jewish seekers and religious leaders, but its quality will attract other readers as well."
LA Jewish Journal: "Her gift for capturing the essence of holy days spirituality will be appreciated and admired... Rabbis and lay leaders surely will find a treasure trove of beautiful readings to add to their services."
The Reporter Group: "...an inspiring work of art and religion."
Jewish Post & Opinion: "[An] inseparable guide to an insightful life, one more engaged and present in mind and heart."
The American Jewish World: "...a fascinating supplement to the traditional High Holidays liturgy."
Jewish Woman Magazine: "Falk brings fresh language and meaning to the seasonal liturgy."
JWeekly.com: "In her lyrical re-imaginings of the traditional prayers for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with Hebrew and English on facing pages, Falk conveys a rich spirituality and introspectiveness through simple, concrete language whose soaring metaphors are deeply grounded in earthly experience."
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