For Selichot in 1939, Ruzhan’s Jews prayed beside the ashes of the synagogue where they had almost been burned alive
Tablet Original Fiction: A tale of sin and redemption
Nobody expected my grandfather to show up at my apartment for Passover—two months after he died
Also had an early reverence for Eliot, is exactly who we thought he is
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.
A haftorah of unlikely occurrences and blind faith