Beth Kissileff

Beth Kissileff is the editor of the anthology Reading Genesis and the author of the novel Questioning Return. She is a board member of the Pittsburgh Partnership minyan and lives in Pittsburgh with her family. She has taught at Carleton College, the University of Minnesota, Smith College and Mount Holyoke College. Visit her on line at Find the first chapter of Beth newest book, Questioning Return online:

Articles by Beth Kissileff

Accepting a Reality We Did Not Anticipate: Lessons from this Week’s Torah Portion

The word for “comfort” (lenahem) in Hebrew can also mean to “regret.” One of the most difficult parts of gaining ...

From Rehem to Rahamim

The surest way to evaluate a society’s achievement at creating a system that is equitable to all is to examine ...

Humanity in Wartime

War and peace — and the difficulties with both — are the subjects of Parashat Shoftim.