Monthly Archives: December 2010

Buenos Aires

                                                              Philadelphia, 1958 One afternoon when I was fifteen, I … Continue reading

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Journey

Aunt Natalie is wearing a mother-of-pearl pin on her coat.  When you get up close, you can tell that the six-pointed star in its center was carved by hand.  It says “Zion” in Hebrew.  I have the other one; my … Continue reading

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Pendulum: Four Voices

1. New Life His asthma had been getting worse and worse throughout the year, so when the doctor said the strain had weakened his heart, he believed it.  The doctor went on, seeming to decipher the scrap of EKG paper … Continue reading

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Such a Jew

You’re a new oleh, aren’t you, a new immigrant?  From where, America?  England!   Good.  They don’t have beaches like this in England.  Not this time of the year, anyway.  By now, Brighton’s all shut down, no?  I knew a lot … Continue reading

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