S.L. Wisenberg is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Adventures of Cancer Bitch (University of Iowa Press). She is a former Miami Herald staffer and has been published in dozens of literary magazines and anthologies. She grew up in Houston, where she was a substitute portrait artist at Astroworld amusement park, since razed.

After Harvey, A Requiem for Jewish Houston

The told and untold stories of a city, washed away by floods and time


What Was on the Minds of Selma’s Jews?

An unpublished 1965 study offers a glimpse of a community at a crossroads


Bar Mitzvah Boy Comes to the Aid of a Southern Synagogue in Disrepair

Elijah Schulman’s family had roots in Selma, Ala. Now his mitzvah project will help maintain its century-old temple.

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