War Memorabilia

Written at our April 17th Workshop Ever since Day 100, my friend Rachel Goldberg-Polin has asked us all to stick a piece of masking tape…
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Mezuzah

Shelly Butcher – For months I’d been putting off placing a mezuzah on the front door of my apartment in the sleepy little community where…
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Towers Of Tuna

Gila Green – “You don’t have to buy anymore tuna,” my 19 year old daughter said. “We have enough here for a…” She declined finishing…
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The Stench of Death

Dr Mehak Burza – I was in Phuket, Thailand on October 7 getting ready for a day-long boat ride while answering emails about the virtual…
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‘That’ Day

Professor William Kolbrener – That day my life changed. I stopped writing scholarly articles; I put aside a book project. After October 7th, I left…
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My People, My Son

Erica Landis – The smell of chlorine. On my clothes, on the red terry cloth towel. I can’t stand the color red. Even before that…
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Milk and Honey

i taste blood on my lips when i kiss you my hands, sticky crimson grasp at your lapels pleading for attention, for compassion — it…
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The Day the University Died

William Kolbrener The only hope for the Humanities, and the Liberal Arts, and the American University, had been the eradication of antisemitism from its midst.…
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Suspended High Above

My balance hangs between outstretched arms and pointed toes. My taught muscles work by rote. I am suspended high above you, so that I am…
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