The New Spice Box: Contemporary Jewish Writing
The New Spice Box includes short fiction, personal essays, and poetry by Jewish writers from a broad range of cultural backgrounds. Fresh and relevant, profound and lasting, this anthology features works by acclaimed short story writers David Bezmozgis, Mireille Silcoff, and Ayelet Tsabari; groundbreaking memoirists Bernice Eisenstein and Alison Pick; and award-winning poets Isa Milman, Jacob Scheier, and Adam Sol.
The driving force behind The New Spice Box is the desire to uncover the twin touchstones of original expression and writerly craft, and to balance the representation of genres, styles, and authorial perspectives. Here, authors summon the past as they probe their cultural inheritance and move forward into the future. The New Spice Box shows that Jewish literary tradition, Jewish experience, and Jewish identity can be expressed in innumerable ways.
- Imprint: New Jewish Press
- World Rights
- Page Count: 176 pages
- Illustrations: 2
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationRuth Panofsky is a professor in the Department of English at Ryerson University.
Table of contents
Part I: Voice
Bernice Eisenstein, "Yiddish Holds the World"
Daniel Goodwin, "Isaac"
Elaine Kalman Naves, "Silent Witness"
Naomi Guttman, "Lot’s Wife"
Norman Ravvin, "Glendale, North of Alhambra, East of Burbank"
Isa Milman, "Yiddish in North America"
Nancy Richler, "Life’s Promise"
Lauren Kirshner, "Marilyn Monroe Stuttered"
Jacquie Buncel, "In the Closet with My Relatives on the French Riviera"
Jessamyn Hope, "The Reverse"
Part II: Place
David Rakoff, "Arise, Ye Wretched of the Earth"
Isa Milman, "A Daughter Recognizes a Father Who Spoke"
Bob Bossin, "Sweet Lilies’ Advice"
Carol Lipszyc, "Feather Boy"
Ruth Panofsky, "Pearl"
Ruth Panofsky, "Immigrant"
Cary Fagan, "Nora By the Sea"
Daniel Goodwin, "Heritage"
Mireille Silcoff, "Shalom Israel!"
David Bezmozgis, "An Animal to the Memory"
Part III: Practice
Alison Pick, from Between Gods
Jacquie Buncel, "Children of Holocaust Survivors"
Renee Norman, "Lottery"
Renee Norman, "Prayers for the Almost Dead"
Ayelet Tsabari, "Brit Milah"
Adam Sol, "Simcha"
Adam Sol, "Taking Down the Sukkah"
Jason Camlot, "Distinctions"
Jason Camlot, "Etrog"
Jacob Scheier, "The Language of Our People"
Jacob Scheier, "My Mother Dies in Reverse"
Naomi Guttman, "Prayer"
Sigal Samuel, "Wor(l)d Salad: A Writer’s Love Letter to the Hebrew Language"
Subjects and Courses