Blog Post

Jane O'Shields Hayner

Excerpt from The Critique by Jane O’Shields Hayner

The following story appears in Tiferet’s Fall 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in either print or digital format. Mae found a spot on the floor and sat cross-legged among ten other...

Excerpt from In Which I Buy a Refrigerator by Betsy Woodman

The following short story appears in our Spring 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. I’m standing in Sears looking at a dozen different models of refrigerators. Let’s see—what size do I...

Nueva Esperanza – by Rachel Prizant Kotok

César gasped after tearing off the wrapping paper. More Legos! He wanted to give a speech. “En inglés,” he insisted. César cocked his head, glanced at the sky, and contemplated English words. He looked at...
William O'Daly

Excerpt from Bears in Autumn by William O’Daly

The following poem appears in Tiferet’s Fall 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download. What is this hunger, the calm roiling the pond, whose eyes, cooling among the flames — the bears refuse...
Diana Raab

Transformed by Writing – by Diana Raab

I wish I had known how brave I actually was on the day my grandmother committed suicide. I was ten years old when she overdosed on sleeping pills in my childhood home. Like any...

Excerpt from The Language of Fruit by Cindy Lamothe

The following story appears in Tiferet’s Fall 2017 issue. The entire issue is available in print or digital format. She sucked on the mango’s savory flesh, its small hairs brushing her tongue with each stroke....

Excerpt from Catsup by Doris Ferleger

The following poem appears in Tiferet’s February 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. So many war stories my big-bellied poppa tells end up being intimate with a certain food, and perhaps more important, with...

Excerpt from A Jew in Tarshish by Mayo Simon

The following essay was Tiferet’s 2017 Writing Contest Winner for nonfiction and appears in our Fall 2017 issue. The issue is available in print format or digital download. After the morning service, while everyone...

Summer Light – by JoyAnne O’Donnell

The blue sky sings with the summer's flowers white daisies the color of clouds wonders the sand so soft blessing us freeing our spirit's bus to rest and revive to wonder and survive.    

Excerpt from Entangling Science and Spirituality by Renee Martin-Nagle

The following essay appears in Tiferet’s Summer 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. Religions come in many shapes and sizes. Some profess a belief in one omnipotent, very masculine God that...