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"Theories of Relativity" - Tiferet , Autumn/Winter  21/22

"According to Uncle Dave, our family genealogist, both sides of my father’s family
have resided in America for over four generations (
they at least had the brains to leave
Russia in time
, as our family lore goes) and he’s traced and documented them all
in two sprawling family trees. The earliest name on record is that of my great great
grandmother Yudasha, whom Uncle Dave estimates was born sometime around
1870. “Before that,” he says, “it’s a mystery.”

"Interruption" -  Jewish Fiction, Issue 2

"Yakov Steiner drew out a cotton handkerchief from his pocket, wiped a delicate film of sweat from his forehead, and reread the paragraph.  He had been phrasing it in his head for some time, but now when appeared written out before him, he was unsettled by the notion that what had begun as a personal rumination was now at liberty to make its way in the world. "

"The Difference Between Them"  Lilith, Summer 2011

"It was common knowledge among the Jews of Sadjan that Mazal, the youngest daughter of the Zandani silversmiths, had sharp eyes. Not sharp like old Shama’s, which could discern fortunes by squinting into coffee grounds splayed across the sides of her chipped cups, but eyes that could look at a thing and perceive, like light breaking through the thinnest of cracks in a mud wall, a forecast of salvation or doom."

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