Essays

 
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Anzia Yezierska and Me (2008)
Why, at 16, Averbach cut short her career as literary assistant to the author of Bread Givers, Hungry Heart and Salome of the Tenements.

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My Time as a Virtual Jew (2010)
A quirky online world inspires real-life Jewish engagement. Avatars (Javatars!) get all dressed up for shul, shabbos, and even getting virtually wasted at the Mitzvah Bar.

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Notes from a Novelist in Second Life (2013)

Since childhood, I’d always thought of myself as a writer – all evidence to the contrary. I wrote in my head and I made notes for books I’d write if I ever found the time, but rarely committed more than a few introductory paragraphs to paper.