Avital Chizhik is a writer living in New York City and a frequent contributor to
Fiction and Essays
A Holy Fool
Tablet Original Fiction: A Jewish heretic wants to read—literature
· July 15, 2016
Jewish Voices From the Front Lines of Donetsk
Letters from the besieged city in Ukraine, from which Jews are making plans to flee civil unrest and political turmoil
· June 19, 2014
Putin Refuses To Let the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Library Leave Moscow
An international cast of characters is embroiled in a bizarre legal dispute over the late rabbi’s personal collection of books
· September 30, 2013
Passover’s Perennial No-Show
At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.
· April 3, 2012
While Orthodox girls obsess about skirt length and hosiery choices, are we overlooking Judaism’s most important lessons about modesty?
· March 14, 2012