(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Seth Rogovoy has launched Reflections & Illuminations, a newsletter devoted to his creative, original writing, on the widely popular Substack platform. The newsletter, which will be delivered to subscriber inboxes two to three times per week, is free and will include Rogovoy’s writings and thoughts on culture, politics, and life itself.
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“I see this as a kind of open journal I’m keeping online, where I will discuss and explore a wide variety of topics, including the books I’m reading, the movies I’m watching, and the thoughts I’m thinking,” says Rogovoy, who will continue to produce The Rogovoy Report, a weekly digest aggregating online stories, news, and features from around the corner to around the globe (subscribe to The Rogovoy Report here).
“It’s where readers will find my original work that isn’t published elsewhere online or in print, although I will certainly post links to stories of mine published elsewhere — in The Forward or in Chronogram, to name just two publications to which I frequently contribute.”
The title of the new publication, Reflections & Illuminations, offers a hint at what it will contain.
Says Rogovoy, “More specifically, I’m going to break it down into several sub-threads. These will include but not be limited to Reflections, Illuminations, Fragments, and Vessels.”
Reflections will contain commentary inspired by politics and news of the world, from around the corner to around the globe.
Illuminations will be dedicated to reviews, critiques, and discussions of all things cultural: books, films, TV, music, art, dance, performance, and anything else that seems to fit this category.
Fragments will feature a basket of creative writings, including journal entries, manifestos, aphorisms, rants, lists, questions, answers, questions without answers, answers to questions never asked, plus a whole lot more.
Vessels will be home to discussion about Jewish topics: Judaism, synagogue life, mysticism (Kabbalah), history, prayer, anti-Semitism, and Israel, to name just a few.
There will be more threads to come, including The Power of Positive Pessimism.
For now, all of these threads will be free to all subscribers.
Eventually, some of these threads, or some new threads, will be available to paying subscribers only.