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Excerpt from Life Still by Jane Ebihara

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in either print or digital format. alone on this Pennsylvania hillside I watch layers of mountain and sky share motionless waves of...

An Imperfect Body – by Thelma Zirkelbach

My body is scarred. I was nineteen when my dress caught fire from a gas heater.  My brain said, "Don't run," but some primal instinct cried, "Run!"  As I raced from my room, flames...

Scarred By Breast Cancer – by Diana Raab

At the age of forty-seven, my annual mammogram came back abnormal. After many consults, opinions, and tears, I opted for a mastectomy and reconstruction. Luckily, my type of cancer was DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in...

The Body: A Barometer – by Jennifer Schaeffer

The Body:  A Barometer It has been said that there are seven wonders of the world.  I think one was left off the list; the human body.  It is the greatest wonder of all.  When...

Excerpt from On the Day My Father Died: Hungarian Refugees Bring Food by Edwin...

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in either print or digital format. Above the voices of grief in our kitchen I heard a knock at our...

The Nothing – by John Vallone

What is the body? A device, a tool, a vehicle. A nuisance, a distraction, an annoyance, a piece of beauty, or a horrible creation by the split mind. An illusion, an error, there are...
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...