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Excerpt from What’s in a Name by Ricky Rapoport Friesem

This essay was the 2018 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Nonfiction. Read the rest of Ricky's essay & more in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue available in print or digital format. My name came about, quite...
Robbi Nester

Excerpt from My Bison by Robbi Nester

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue and was the 2018 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Fiction. The entire issue is available in print or digital format. Or, you can purchase a...
Basmah Sakrani

Excerpt from Follow Follow Follow by Basmah Sakrani

The following short story appears in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue and was the 2018 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Fiction. The entire issue is available in print or digital format. Or, you can purchase...

An Inconvenience, Rightly Considered – by Lance Schaubert

Chesterton’s town flooded once. The week I read about it, my hometown flooded. “Rain bomb.” The hills in both our hometowns turned into archipelagos. It merely enforced Sabbath on Little Egypt. Chesterton’s line about...
Farhana Qazi

Excerpt from The Jhelum River by Farhana Qazi

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue. The entire issue is available in print or digital format. Or, you can purchase a subscription and save. My voice fades almost to silence in the vast...
JULIA B LEVINE

Excerpt from Visitation by Julia B. Levine

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue and was the 2018 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Poetry. The entire issue is available in print or digital format. Or, you can purchase a...

To Believe – by Paul Sohar

At least once in your life your faith will forsake you and, searching for it, you’ll get lost in a wild forest at night. If you settle down to sleep on the ground with...

As a teenager I used to wonder… by Bruce Black

As a teenager I used to wonder if I had faith and would pray to God uttering prayers that spoke of my faith using the words of my father and his father—Blessed are you,...

a mediocre white man — by Maryah Converse

My friend says, “I’ve been practicing not giving way, claiming my space,” bumping shoulders with men in suits who stride down the middle of the sidewalk, secure in the respect due their masculinity, and...

Let Change – by Claire Coenen

Let Change My home is wonder. In the mind’s eye, winds scatter leaves. Let me accept change. Why do I fight, dread, despair in it? Let change teach me of love and potential. Look! The unknowable rhythm of wind conjures autumn and spring. Waves of...