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Episode 166: Writing about Jewish culture with Lynne Golodner

Lynne Golodner is a novelist writing about strong Jewish women and Jewish culture. She shares her background and journey as a writer, her focus on writing about Orthodox Jewish life, and the challenges and research involved. Lynne recently set up her own independent publishing house for women over 40 with strong voices that need to be heard. Her first novel, Woman of Valor, joins two poetry collections and six nonfiction books, including Hide and Seek: Jewish Women and Hair Covering and The Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads. This is a fascinating dive into an often hidden culture.

We talk about:

  • How Lynne became a writer
  • Writing about compelling Jewish characters
  • Educating others about Jewish culture
  • The role of food in Jewish culture
  • The significance of hair covering in Jewish culture
  • Becoming religious and then leaving Orthodoxy
  • Career pivots and founding a publishing house
  • Differences in perceptions of older women across cultures
  • Benefits of self-publishing and challenges in the publishing industry
  • Lessons learned in midlife

And more!

Lynne’s website: lynnegolodner.com

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