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A Room of Her Own

You can read an essay about my first writing room  when I was a teenager in Ahvaz, Iran,  published in LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-caw-off-the-shelf10-2009may10,0,2468635.story In case you are interested I will be teaching a fiction-memoir workshop in Assisi, Italy,...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Twenty-Six (Wilbur)

Richard Wilbur "Apology" From Things of This World I've long admired Richard Wilbur's beautiful poetry, which is playful, formal, and perfectly polished. This poem, which I pulled from New and Collected Poems, but which originally appeared in Things of This World, is a little...

My God, My Body, and I

The gates to the stars are the portals of my body. I shall not transcend my flesh. I shall journey through it into deeper holiness. There are worlds of angels in each atom. At...

Worry, Sorrow, and Depression: The “JuBuSto” Perspective

The Rabbis of the Talmud had plenty to worry about, and many reasons for sorrow. The Talmudic era, after all, followed the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple by the Romans, in 70...

Lunar Eclipse

I drove the streets, looking for the moon, the red moon. I couldn’t find it at first. The trees were in the way, the stoplights too bright. I drove west and west, found an open space, where the boulevard...

Kathy Kottaras | Tiferet Community Featured Member

**Editor’s Note** It is with great plea­sure that we share our second fea­tured mem­ber of Tiferet!  If you would like to be fea­tured you can click here and fill out the brief form. Introducing Kathy Kottaras I...

on worship, liturgies and finding god in the moments of inception

a foundation of the spiritual life is to not essentialize the spirit as an entity in itself. the spirit is not an entity, and it does not reside, in some mysterious way, within our...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Thirteen

Zazen on Ching-t’ing Mountain by Li Po Translated by Sam Hamill This week I've selected a perfect little meditative jewel from Li Po--a prime example of how much can happen in so few words. Here we see the power...

David Bennett | Tiferet Community Featured Member

**Editor’s Note** It is with great plea­sure that we share our third fea­tured mem­ber of Tiferet!  If you would like to be fea­tured you can click here and fill out the brief form. Introducing David Bennett David...

Announcing Weekly Themes

Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it. ~ David Guy Powers  In 2012 we are introducing weekly themes on our Facebook Fan Page. We invite you to use these themes as prompts....