Tag Archives: The Torah

Best Story of the Week…October 11

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement…7:15 a.m. From sundown to sundown, one fasts in quiet contemplation, repenting for any wrongdoing committed throughout the year. I’m on the runner’s track headed for home, when I come upon two boys, perhaps … Continue reading

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The Shiksa Diaries

Shiksa is Yiddish for a non-Jewish woman, a phrase meant to be a tad insulting. Its roots stem from the Hebrew word, sheketz, meaning impure and the object of loathing. I, on the other hand, always take it as a … Continue reading

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Rising Above The Unknown

I posted another short essay hoping to be a part of a group called Friday Fictioneers. Since 6 a.m. I’ve been trying to link my story to their site, to no avail. I have instructions printed out, and still can’t … Continue reading

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Faith Baked at 350

There’s a saying from the Torah that comes to mind this morning… Blessed are those who have faith that cannot see. I sent it to a girl I know who’s having a terrible time. It was sent to me back … Continue reading

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