Past Excerpts

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...
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...

Excerpt from Pomegranate Juice by Antoinette Mehler

The following story appears in Tiferet’s Summer 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download.       There it was again. A loud, frantic intake of breath. Raw baying gasps followed by a hoarse...

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...