Past Excerpts

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 Finding My Own Way to the Garden by Christine Gelineau

The following essay appears in Tiferet’s Summer 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download. At college orientation they issued us Freshman beanies and explained parietal hours to us. The beanies a...

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...

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...

Excerpt from The Last Day Before Asiya’s Nervous Breakdown by Mohja Kahf

The following poem appears in Tiferet’s February 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download. The branch silhouetted against the sky frightens me The books I used to read lie about me The skeleton...

Excerpt from Where Wind Belongs by Marya Summers

The following essay appears in Tiferet’s Fall 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download, or in print format. I am named for the wind, which is driven to discover cracks and...
Kenneth Ronkowitz

Excerpt from Somewhat Optimistic Horoscopes by Kenneth Ronkowitz

The following poem appears in our Autumn 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. Aries: You woke up again today. Taurus: Nothing bad can happen to you as you read this. Gemini: Even if...

Excerpt from We Are All Right by Angela D’Agostino

The following piece appears in our Summer 2016 digital issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. When I was a teenager, I recall once staring into my reflection in the mirror of the...