When Tess and her brother were very young, God was the most exciting thing they knew. They thanked Him for bread, for fruit, for meat,...

Julie Margulies as she vigorously brushed down her hair caught her image sideways in the medicine chest mirror and after all wondered why she had...

The Winners “Hurry up,” said Mrs. Mandel to her husband, “we’re already late.” “I’ll be ready in a second,” said Mr. Mandel. “Jackie isn’t ready anyway.” “He’s waiting...

Because he had chosen to live within walking distance of his jewelry store my father was a DP. This was in the Coolidge era when...

Martha and Joe Shur walked along the bay for an hour before they decided to take the apartment. They had seen so many and decided...

Born in Russian Poland, Isaac Loeb Peretz (1825-1915) began writing at a very early age, but was educated for the law, and practiced it successfully...

My mother had just turned forty when my father died. During the seven days of deep mourning, an elderly landsfrau of my mother’s, Esther Tamarkin,...

I did not realize how much Tel Aviv had worn me down after three weeks of unemployment and loneliness until one night I sat in...

We know of no story that so movingly and intimately evokes the inner intellectual and spiritual struggle of the East European generation that lived through...

We had spent the day on the farm, as we usually did, every Sunday. Rather a dull day it had been, I remember, in April,...

“I’m a flower,” said Marcie Jane Klonsky, “and rain is falling on me.” She gazed up at her fingers waggling overhead: the raindrops. She was...

My brother and I kept homing pigeons for many years. We had a hok at the bottom of the back yard, and were members of...