Preface - Issue 21

Shana tova and welcome to this new issue of Jewish Fiction .net! Here you will find 16 outstanding works of fiction, originally written in English, Hebrew, and German. One of these, in celebration of the upcoming holidays, is a marvelous Sukkot story by Mendele Mokher Seforim. We are honoured to present this as the first of a series of three stories by Mendele, none of which have ever before been published in English, and all of them set on Jewish holidays (Sukkot, Chanukah, and Pesach). 

In Issue 21:

Before I Was  – a novel excerpt by Eva Izsak
Footloose in Vilna, 1939   – a story by David G. Roskies 
Four Fathers  – a novel excerpt by Amir Ziv  (translated from Hebrew)
I Didn’t Go to the Barbecue  – a story by Sheryl Halpern
Mrs. Rothschild’s Love  – a novel excerpt by Sara Aharoni  (translated from Hebrew)
New York  – a story by Peter Sichrovsky
Out of Breath and Out of Mind  – a story by Peter Wortsman
Raining In The Holy Land   – a story by Elan Barnehama
Suspended As They Are  – a story by Zeeva Bukai
The Crimson Cap  – a story by Ken Schept
The Feast of Ingathering  – a story by Mendele Mokher Seforim (translated from Hebrew)
The Flute Maker  – a story by Maria Lazebnik
The Mechitza   – a story by Darlene Leiser
The Rumors of War  – a story by Caroline Bock
The Salt Line  – a novel excerpt by Youval Shimoni (translated from Hebrew)
The Secret Music  – a story by Marjorie Sandor

Enjoy these fabulous stories. And to you and those you love, we wish a joyful, sweet, and healthy new year. Shana tova! from all of us at

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