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Matthue Roth

Essay

Cooking with the Anarchist Kosher Cookbook

By On May 22, 2018

Maxwell Bauman's irreverent humor caters to Jews who appreciate irreverent weirdness.… Read More

Essay

How to Write for Yourself

By On April 24, 2018

When you want to write straight out of your heart that keeps all that passion and fire and rawness and fragility intact, it's a good thing to tell yourself, I'm not doing this… Read More

Culture

Sometimes I’m Too Jewish, Sometimes I’m Not Jewish Enough

By On March 13, 2018

The religious stuff, the Holocaust stuff, the passing inclusion of an oy — they’re all a part of the story, but are they the story?… Read More

Essay

Write On!: How Do You Know You’re Doing the Right Thing?

By On February 27, 2018

How do we know that we're writing something good, and not just tossing words on a page?… Read More

Essay

Writing Wisdom: Focus and Follow Through

By On February 13, 2018

I'll try to answer a few questions about the craft of being creative. … Read More

Essay

Nerds Who Work Out

By On January 16, 2018

The repetition of lifting a weight, no matter how heavy it is, gives you both a sense of purpose and a sense of openness.… Read More

Essay

When I Was a Country Song

By On December 19, 2017

In another life, we would've had nothing to do with each other. In this one, this trip was the only thing we had in common.… Read More

Story

Subway Rabbi

By On December 5, 2017

Listening is exactly what he was after, but not like this. … Read More

Poem

Survivors

By On November 21, 2017

Everyone gave you advice, especially me. So hard to just say, "I'm sorry your daughter is gone"… Read More

Story

Do You Wear a Yarmulke All the Time??

By On October 24, 2017

My friends are becoming observant. And I don't like it.… Read More

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