Rena Potok, the daughter of acclaimed author Chaim Potok, was raised in Philadelphia and Jerusalem, and resides in the Philadelphia area. In addition to her work to honor and preserve her father’s legacy, Rena is a writer, editor, and educator. Her articles, reviews, and poems have appeared in many publications, including Religion and Literature, The Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature, Borders, Exiles, Diasporas, and Contemporary Women Poets. She is the former senior acquisitions editor at the Jewish Publication Society and is the editor of Hills of Spices: Poetry from the Bible, as well as the 50th anniversary critical edition of The Chosen. In 2017, she was a Fiction Fellow at the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She teaches literature and writing at Villanova University.