Welcome!

Becca at angleI’m freelance writer, Rebecca Klempner. Thanks for dropping by!

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We might have met before in the pages of Hamodia, Tablet, or Binah, just to name a few of my normal haunts. I write science fiction, “low” fantasy, Jewish fiction, personal essays, clear instructional materials, terrible poems, and slightly spunky picture books. Sometimes people read them. If you haven’t (yet), feel free to visit the page labeled, “Sample my work!”

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8 thoughts on “Welcome!

    • Wow. I feel honored by your compliment (you know what you’re doing). I’m looking forward to the day I can upgrade to even fancier tools and make the site still more professional.

  1. Congrats on your wonderful, thoughtful article I just read on CNN….Wishing you much joy and happiness…and resolution as you look past the shortcomings of your family and deliver unconditional love….

  2. Hi! I’m a teacher looking for lesson plans for HaBayit Shel Yael… and Google took me to your website. However, the first link is no longer working. Do you have any other websites for lesson plans? Thanks
    Rachel

    • So sorry the link is no longer working! Other than Chinuch.org or that kind of thing, I don’t know where to find lesson plans specific to that book. However, it would really depend on what angle you want to take and the age of the kids. Here are a couple ideas off the top of my head:
      1) Tie it to the idea of what a home can be made of. Show examples of homes made out of unusual materials.
      2) Tie it to the idea of privacy. Would your young readers like a place of their own? Why or why not? Would they invite guests to their hideout, like Yael eventually does? How about designing such a home?
      3) Tie it to the idea of upcycling. What kinds of things can they do with boxes/crates? Bring a bunch to school and find out.

      Hatzlacha rabba!

  3. Hello,
    I just read your most recent articles in Tablet. I also just saw I had a copy of my grandfather’s medical diploma from the Imperial University in Yurien (now Tartu) Estonia. His last name was Klemptner and I’m wondering if we are related as I am working on family history. Kol tuv…

    • Klempner and the variants (Klemper, Klemperer, Klemptner) I think all mean “Tinsmith,” “Plumber,” or “Tinker.” It’s pretty common in the German- & Yiddish-speaking world. Our Klempners are originally from Dneipr-Petrovsk in the Ukraine, so it’s unlikely we’re related. I read that the town is/was very into metallurgy, so the name is even more common there, I think.

      But all Jews are mishpacha, anyway–right? :)

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