How a Jewish Woman Clinched an Arab Literary Prize

This story about a Jewish woman who, writing under a pen name, clinched an Arab literary prize, just came across JTA:

As El Hizjra is not limited to entrants of Arab descent, Shlomi did not violate any contest rules. She also informed contest organizers of her identifiably Israeli name, even as she submitted her poetry to judges under the pen name.

According to her profile on a Jewish social networking Web site, Shlomi is a press officer for CIDI — a Dutch nongovernmental organization committed to “promoting the rights of Israel and the Jewish people.” She writes that she is active in Jewish communal organizations, such as Limmud, and that she is passionate about Israel, tradition, music and (not surprisingly) poetry.

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