Issue 28

Welcome to our Rosh Hashana issue! Here you'll find 12 delightful stories, as refreshing as apples and as sweet as honey, originally written in five languages: Czech, Hungarian, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English. The Czech story, “Luck,” is the first one we’ve published translated from that language, and this brings to 17 the number of languages represented in Jewish Fiction .net. (Just one more and we’re at 18 – chai!) Also, in honour of the upcoming holiday, our new issue includes a Rosh Hashana story: “Here I Am.”

As we enter this new year, we bid farewell to what has been a very exciting year for Jewish Fiction .net as we celebrated our 10th anniversary. Our celebrations included two major, well-attended virtual events about Jewish fiction and Jewish Fiction .net (one event sponsored by the National Library of Israel; the other by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute), as well as numerous articles and interviews about us in the American, Israeli, and Canadian media. You can access here all of these articles, as well as the recordings of the two virtual events.

In Issue 28: 

A Wife Pawned and Sold  – a story by Jacob Gordin (translated from Yiddish)
Growing, Burning   – a story by Katherine Berlatsky
Here I Am  – a story by Gail Pasternack
Leonora's Lament  – a story by Barbara L. Baer
Luck  – a story by Irena Dousková (translated from Czech)
My Ladyfinger  – a story by Levana Moshon (translated from Hebrew)
Neighbours  – a story by Susan Susser
Nesher   – a story by Sara McKinney
Sarah's Father  – a story by Elaine Midcoh
Semiformal  – a story by Abigail Beshkin
The Chuppah  – a story by Louise Farmer Smith
The Scar  – a story by Péter Moesko (translated from Hungarian)

We hope this issue of Jewish Fiction .net brings you pleasure, new ideas, and comfort during these challenging days.

To you and your loved ones, we wish good health and much happiness in the coming year. Shana tova and gmar hatima tova from all of us at

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