Fig Tree Books LLC, publishing the best literature of the American Jewish experience, has acquired the rights to publish My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. Based on Pogrebin’s series for The Forward, My Jewish Year reflects the author’s journey – spiritual and reportorial — into the heart of Judaism. For a year, Pogrebin observed every popular holiday (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover), festival holidays (Sukkot, Hanukkah, and Purim), six fasts and every less-understood holiday (Shavuot, Shemini Atzeret, Lag B’Omer), seeking clarity and connection through deep research, revealing interviews, and celebrations that took her out of her comfort zone. In the process, she found a depth of community she won’t forget. Publication of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew is scheduled for January 2017.
Jewish Daily Forward, May 26, 2015
18 Holidays: One Wondering Jew follows Abigail Pogrebin’s unpredictable foray into a Jewish year, with all its demands and revelries. You will be provoked, inspired and entertained.
The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, May 4, 2014
"How refreshing it would be if our institutional leaders—be they rabbis, cantors, or educators— would actually press us to ask the hardest questions of ourselves: Is it possible to be a Jew without God? Might you have already communed with God without even knowing it? Do you accept the role that God supposedly has played in our collective story? How do you conceptualize the God to whom you pray?"
American Jewish World Service: Yom Kippur Chag V'Chesed, September 14, 2013
In this American Jewish World Service commentary on the high holidays and social justice, Abigail Pogrebin looks to Yom Kippur 5774 and wonders whether apathy will be our legacy.
"Never Too Late" is Abigail Pogrebin's unique contribution to this collection in which women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter's story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these thirty-one original pieces include Pulitzer Prize winners, perennial bestselling novelists, and celebrated broadcast journalists.
The Daily Beast-Newsweek, March 21, 2013
New York Magazine, October 30th, 2011
Forty years ago, a group of feminists, led by Gloria Steinem, did the unthinkable: They started a magazine for women, published by women—and the first issue sold out in eight days. An oral history of a publication that changed history.
The Huffington Post, September 22, 2010
"I never thought I'd say it, let alone do it: I'm keeping a gratitude journal. It's hard for me to even write those words because I know they conjure a lemming-like embrace of the latest self-help stunt. We've all heard the guarantee: 'Write about gratitude and you'll start feeling more grateful...which will then change your perspective on life.' Pablum, right? Well, this is one time I've embraced my inner pablum. Because that's exactly what happened to me. I started writing down sweet moments. And life started feeling lighter."
Huffington Post, March 29, 2009
My husband and I are in love with our Kindles. But the little hand held machines are straining our marriage. I should start with the arc of the romance: It all began with Kindle One. My husband brought the gadget home and I salivated as he began to wirelessly receive...
Huffington Post, February 4, 2009
Two days ago, I sat in a typical, hulking public school in the Bronx, in a sunny library with grates on the windows, and heard vigorous poetry. I'd shown up feeling tired, distracted, my Blackberry overrun with unreturned emails. But suddenly I was jarred by the raw...
Huffington Post, January 30, 2008
I believe that Kennedy decided Obama was the better person to heal this country at a critical time. NOW's rebuke is exactly what allows ...
Huffington Post, June 12, 2008
I'm a Type A, over-scheduled, super-rational person who has suddenly become a simpleminded, starry-eyed sap. The reason? I recently saw the revival of South Pacific at New York's Lincoln Center Theater. I've been trying to keep my obsession in check. I haven't written a fan letter or stalked...
Huffington Post, July 17, 2007
Stupidity is in. I realize that's not a revelation. Paris, Brittany, Nicole, and Lindsay have made stupidity seem stale by now. But then, last night, Victoria arrived. As in Beckham: The British siren who was a pop music success for five minutes in the 90s and went on...
Good Housekeeping, September 2006
Profile of Anna Quindlen
Ladies Home Journal, March 2005
Profile of David Bloom’s wife, Melanie
Good Housekeeping, June 2005
Adopted Chinese sisters are reunited
Radar, Summer 2005
piece on the gay children of anti-gay conservatives
New York Magazine, May 23, 2005
New York Magazine, August 2, 2004
Salon, December 18, 2003
Good Housekeeping, October, 2003
Interview with Klinghoffer daughters
Good Housekeeping, November 1, 2002
Profile of Sandra Boynton
Parents Magazine, August 2002
Family coping with autistic child
More Magazine, November 2002
Alcoholism among the elderly
New York Sun, April 17, 2002
Profile of Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Brill’s Content, Fall 2001
Katie Couric’s next move
Brill’s Content, 2001
Brill’s Content, May 2001
Bobby Zarem and Denise Rich
Talk Magazine, August 2001
Talk Magazine, May 2000
Shaken baby case
Brill’s Content, December 2000/January 2001
Profile of Bob Guccione, Jr.
Brill’s Content, June 2000
Richard Blow’s book about JFK Jr
Brill's Content, November/December 1999
Brill’s Content, March 1999
Interview with John Kennedy, Jr.
Brill’s Content, April 1999
Diane Sawyer pitted against Katie Couric
Brill’s Content, May 1999
Accompanying Ruth Reichl as she reviews her last restaurant for the NY Times
Brill’s Content, August 1998
With Rifka Rosenwein