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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...

Excerpt from In Friendship: Anais Nin by Donna Emerson

The following essay appears in Tiferet’s Fall 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download. I’d carefully planned every word I’d say to Anais when I first met her. The occasion was...

SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIPS

SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIPS haiku sequence   Groups that resolve, don’t avoid conflicts, mature toward healthy functioning   never aspire to be an interesting patient – but I am   chemo appointment AIDs manifestations spread puking, I seek love   all but I came from a pre-sitting potluck – why, you’re not...
TIFERET TABLE AT AWP

Tiferet at AWP 2018

Tiferet editors and interns had a fabulous time at the Associated Writing Programs conference held this year in Tampa, Florida in early March. Special thanks to Gayle Brandeis, Jeremy Birkline, Cat Doty who managed...

BOXING UP THE SELF

  Resistance really is futile! I spent much of my life resisting the way the world operates: a seemingly impervious place where people are in general, ground down. But I haven’t won peace of mind...

A Sense of Self in Hope – by Mary Curran

Hope By Mary Curran “May I help?” he asked. I half turned and noted his accent, Northern European, a thin handsome face, a black over coat, a brief case. He stepped beside me on the street just...

Was it hope? – by Christina Rossi

Was it hope that kept me going through the decades of blackness, of addiction and mental illness? Was it that, as Emily D. said about hope, “I’ve heard it in the chilliest land.” That thing...
Peace is all thee is

HaTikvah – by Aviva Derenowski

The Israeli national hymn is called “Hatikvah” which translates as “The Hope.” It expresses the hope of the Jewish people to settle in Israel, and make it their home, after an exile of two...

Grace – by Jessica Lynne Henkle

When your father dies, sometimes you wonder if you'll ever feel okay again. But then you wonder if you can point to a time when you ever really felt okay, and you can't, so...