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Selected Poems

from “Falling From The Sky” | When we found out our daughter had gone deaf, / I did not question God’s fairness

By Yehoshua November October 2018
The Dog-Eared Page

The Wandering Jew

There was once a Jew who had been wandering for hundreds of years in search of his death.

By David Slabotsky October 2018
One Nation, Indivisible

October 2018

Featuring Philip Berrigan, Genie Zeiger, Daniel Berrigan, and more.

October 2018


Religion is not about accepting twenty impossible propositions before breakfast, but about doing things that change you. It is a moral aesthetic, an ethical alchemy. If you behave in a certain way, you will be transformed.

Karen Armstrong

October 2018
The Sun Interview

Prisoner Of Hope

Cornel West’s Quest For Justice

[Black people have] learned a lot from being invisible, spit on, dishonored, and devalued. One thing we’ve learned is that when you have been terrorized, it is spiritually empty to terrorize others back.

By Judith Hertog September 2018

Jewish Enough

The morning after my fourth-grade teacher / taught my class about the Holocaust / (how Christians like Mom were safe, Jews / like Dad were sent to camps in cattle cars)

By Emily Sernaker September 2018
The Sun Interview

Our Grand Delusion

Norman Fischer On The Tyranny Of The Self

We are paradoxical. We are beings who are limited and who will always create a world of suffering, and we’re beings who have the capacity to understand that and, in some way, go beyond it.

By Corey Fischer August 2018
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

On (Not) Reading Anne Frank

The first time someone told me I looked like Anne Frank was also the first conversation I had about pubic hair. Now, of course it’s possible the two topics weren’t actually discussed back to back and my subconscious simply saw an opening one night while I was asleep and stitched the two memories together.

By Yael van der Wouden December 2017
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

We Are All Children Here

I was never able to answer my mother when she asked how her Holocaust experience had affected me. And she deserves my good-faith attempt, albeit these many years late.

By Paul Mandelbaum October 2017
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Every Moment Is An Act Of Faith

You have faith you’re alive, no? You have faith you’re sitting here having a conversation with me. That I’m listening to you. Or maybe you don’t. Maybe you believe none of this is real. Maybe you believe in nothing but an endless void. But that’s still a kind of faith.

By Gabriel Heller May 2016