The New Spice Box: Contemporary Jewish Writing

Edited by Ruth Panofsky

© 2021

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.

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  • Imprint: New Jewish Press
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  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Illustrations: 2
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The New Spice Box brings together contemporary short stories, creative non-fiction, and poetry by a mix of authors offering a window onto new and exciting Jewish writing.

The New Spice Box: Contemporary Jewish Writing

Edited by Ruth Panofsky

© 2021

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Imprint: New Jewish Press
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Illustrations: 2
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Ruth Panofsky is a professor in the Department of English at Ryerson University.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction

    Part One: Voice

    David Bezmozgis
    An Animal to the Memory

    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

    Rivka Galchen
    Wild Berry Blues

    Lauren Kirshner
    Marilyn Monroe Stuttered

    Jacquie Buncel
    In the Closet with My Relatives on the French Riviera

    Jessamyn Hope
    The Reverse

    Part Two: Place

    Bernice Eisenstein
    Yiddish Holds the World

    Isa Milman
    A Daughter Recognizes a Father Who Spoke

    Bob Bossin
    Sweet Lilies’ Advice

    Carol Lipszyc
    Feather Boy

    Ruth Panofsky
    Pearl
    Immigrant

    Cary Fagan
    Nora by the Sea

    Daniel Goodwin
    Heritage

    Mireille Silcoff
    Shalom Israel!

    Part Three: 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
    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

    Editor’s Afterword
    Biographical Notes

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