Write What You Know—and Know What You Write

Ilene SchneiderRabbi Ilene Schneider, Ed.D. one of the first six women ordained as a rabbi in the U.S., is Coordinator of Jewish Hospicefor Samaritan Hospice in Marlton, NJ, near Philadelphia. She is the author of Chanukah Guilt (Swimming Kangaroo Books, 2007), the first in a series of cozy mysteries featuring Rabbi Aviva Cohen, and of the non-fiction Talk Dirty Yiddish: Beyond Drek: The Curses, Slang, and Street Lingo You Need to Know When You Speak Yiddish (Adams Media, 2008). She lives in Marlton with her husband of over 30 years and their two sons.

Ilene can be found at Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mysteries and at www.facebook.com/rabbi.author

I have a lot of pet peeves: young women in spiked heels and miniskirts who park in handicap spots; spiked heels; miniskirts; young women who can wear spiked heels and miniskirts; clothes that need to be ironed; toilet paper that rolls under instead of over; spending a lot of money to see a critically acclaimed movie only to realize partway through that I wouldn’t watch it for free on TV; finding out that the shipping and handling charges cost more than the item I want to buy; clothing in petite lengths that still need to be hemmed; mosquito bites; exercise; trying to figure out Amazon’s rankings; discovering that Trader Joe’s has stopped carrying one of my favorites. You know, the usual.

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