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An Old Story

By July 25, 2008

The story below is a better introduction to Daniel Elkind than even I, a friend of years, could provide. Also, he's asked me to keep it short. Born in Moscow, raised in Philadelphia and suburban New Jersey, living in Brooklyn. … Read More

These Hollows, and Suchlike

By July 14, 2008

Donari Braxton has written brave quantities of fiction, poetry, theater, and "cross-genre work," and has also translated. His writing has been widely anthologized in the UK and the United States, and his first collection of stories, I, will be succeeded … Read More


By July 2, 2008

Biting into Her Beauty In memory of Noah Orbach And then came this tall guy and said he had been Ordering large meals at Burger King where she was working Just to bite into her beauty. Her death milkeed his … Read More

Leading From The Center: Bernard Avishai’s The Hebrew Republic

By June 24, 2008

Bernard Avishai is a thinker and writer I've admired for some time, ever since I read his rather unfortunately titled 1985 work, The Tragedy of Zionism. That book was not, as one might think, an anti-Zionist exercise. Quite the opposite. … Read More


By June 17, 2008

Yelena Akhtiorskaya was born in 1985 in Odessa, Ukraine, a city of prodigious talent, and the chauvinisms that follow: To those who left it following the fall of the Soviets, Odessa was "the best city in the world," its men … Read More

Israeli Fiction: “Raining Neighbors”

By June 9, 2008

One of the most impressive magazines to appear amidst the recent profusion of literary journals in Israel is Masmerim, meaning “nails.” Edited by publishing veterans, Masmerim features the same kind of high caliber writing and slick format of Britain’s Granta. … Read More

Fiction: Simeon

By June 3, 2008

Taking its imagery from the legend of the ten tribes of Israel exiled by the Assyrians and lost to the pages of history beyond the River Sambatyon, Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes follows the life-journey of a wandering narrator … Read More

Fiction: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

By May 20, 2008

…and on the books' pages – not a single letter. –Borges, "In Praise of Darkness"   for Margarita Meklina   ? They said of old Isaac that he didn't go blind, but one day simply stopped opening his eyes. Many … Read More