Announcing an All-Women’s Issue of Jewish Fiction.net,
the Online Literary Journal Founded and Edited by Dr. Nora Gold,Associate Scholar at CWSE
Dr. Nora Gold, one of our Centre’s Associate Scholars, is the founder and editor of a prestigious online literary journal,www.jewishfiction.net. This journal publishes first-rate Jewish-themed fiction from writers around the world, and in its first 2 1/4 years, has published over 115 stories or novel excerpts, written on five continents and in ten languages. So far there have been over 30,000 visits to this journal by readers in 100 countries.
Gold is very excited to be publishing, for Issue #9, an all-women’s issue: www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/current-issue/ Here you’ll find 14 wonderful works of fiction, originally written in Yiddish, Spanish, Hebrew, and English, by authors originating from the Ukraine, Argentina, Israel, England, Canada, and the United States.
The Yiddish story in this issue, “Rochl and the World of Ideas,” is beautifully translated by another of the Centre’s Associate Scholars: Frieda Forman. “Rochl and the World of Ideas,” which is about a student who gets her first exposure to socialism when studying in 1916 at a university in Odessa, is part of a forthcoming collection of Yiddish translations, The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers, due out in March 2013, of which Forman is the editor.
Also in this issue:
An Israeli bride marries a “gornisht” in 1930s Tel Aviv (“A Time of Love”)
A single woman in Argentina gets fixed up by her grandmother (“A Nice Boy from a Good Family”)
A teenager in 1950s America photographs her family and their life (“Hawkeye”)
An Israeli probes her family’s secret about the fate of their Arab servants in 1948 (“A Local Affair”)
An American visiting Tel Aviv struggles over whether to remain in Israel (“Amnon”)
A woman visits her once-close cousin and his wife in their assisted living residence (“Assisted Living”)
In post-World War II Poland, shocking incidents happen on trains (“Liberation: Two Train Stories”)
A man who never liked his family is asked to help get them out of Germany in 1940 (“Rio, 1940″)
A lonely single woman in Jerusalem collects single gloves and tries to pair them up (“Glove”)
A simple man contributes to the eulogy for his beloved, accomplished uncle (“The Fourth Crown”)
A divorced woman endures the eulogy of her ex-father-in-law (“Eulogy”)
A young Bedouin girl and her father receive a visit from Israeli tourists (“Winds”)
A father-son explosion occurs on Chanukah when an Orthodox boy flirts with a secular girl (“Roller Coaster”)
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Happy holidays! from Nora Gold & Jewish Fiction.net