“Fiction”

Review

Nothing Backwards about the Forward's New Anthology

Eileen Pollack

The new anthology of stories published in The Forward has more than a few gems, Eileen Pollack reviews.

Text & Translation

דער חובֿ

The Debt

Blume Lempel

Translation by Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

An exclusive extract from Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel.

Blog

A Staring Contest in the Hall of Mirrors: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Eitan Kensky

In a pair of short stories, Isaac Bashevis Singer imagines two characters suffering from writer's block, and the opposing ways in which their problem manifests.

Blog

A Clan on the Move: A Zelmenyaner Family Tree

Sasha Senderovich and David Coons

How to make sense of a family saga that charts the very creation of the Soviet Jew: begin by making a family tree.

Review

“To what might the yard have been compared?”

Madeleine Cohen

"Ach, the things a poor tailor has lived to see! We live in times when the coats go around making themselves." A review of a recent translation of Kulbak's Zelmenyaner.