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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...

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...