Fiction

Fiction
Sick Day
“Being young with a broken heart, it’s not the same as being old with a broken heart.”
Dea Hadar July 12, 2021
Fiction
THANX MARTIN GR8!1
“I’m not sure how to put this.” Neilson folded his arms over his chest. “But were you purposefully farting into the meditation cushion?”
Lee Conell December 24, 2020
Fiction
In a Crowded Place
“Strangers warmed each other, breathing down each other’s necks and in each other’s faces.”
Jonah Rosenfeld May 12, 2020
Fiction
A Wedding in the Cemetery
“The entire Jewish community, over ten thousand people, were imprisoned in their homes.”
Joseph Opatoshu May 6, 2020
Fiction
An Excerpt from Rejwach
“What it is about you, you Jews, that whatever anyone says about you, it’s never a neutral subject?”
Mikolaj Grynberg April 21, 2020
Fiction
The Prophet of Mt. Mitchell
“It’s not what they called maggid, a voice. It’s not even a yearning. It’s a sense of loss, and of wanting what’s ahead or behind but not where we are.”
Daniel Torday April 13, 2020
Fiction
Roses
An unpublished story by an underappreciated master of American fiction.
Stephen Dixon February 25, 2020
Fiction
Father of the Whole World
“So it seemed that I was the only man left in the world.”
Elyash January 10, 2020
Fiction
Why We Talk in Images
“Marion takes a deep breath; the air shimmers around her, and the floor wobbles under the bed; and Henry and Dot learn that you cannot prepare yourself, in the face of death, for death.”
Will Heinrich November 29, 2019
Fiction
Am I a Jew or a Pole?
“Quietly, he whispered in my ear, ‘Assimilation has gone bankrupt.’ ”
Hersh Dovid Nomberg September 13, 2019
Fiction
Happiness, As Such
An excerpt from a 1973 novel by Natalia Ginzburg, newly translated by Minna Zallman Proctor.
Natalia Ginzburg August 8, 2019
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Fiction
Kaddish.com
An excerpt from the new novel by Nathan Englander.
Nathan Englander April 10, 2019
Fiction
Tela de Sevoya (Onioncloth)
An excerpt from Tela De Sevoya, an elegy for Ladino.
Myriam Moscona December 4, 2018
Fiction
Bread
A new translation by Ellen Cassedy from the forthcoming collection On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash.
Yenta Mash November 12, 2018
Fiction
Hitchhikers
An excerpt from the novel SADNESS IS A WHITE BIRD by Moriel Rothman-Zecher.
Moriel Rothman-Zecher May 22, 2018
Fiction
Of All Places
Desire, boxing, prayer, and the Holocaust remembered. Bold fiction set in contemporary Berlin by Maia Ipp.
Maia Ipp April 16, 2018