Browsing All Posts By

Matthue Roth

Essay

Make Your Story Make You Bleed

By On January 17, 2017

It's such a tempting idea, this sudden mental switch or a realization-from-on-high -- for reasons that are often hard to explain and sometimes so totally otherworldly that you can barely explain them… Read More

Story

Pray Loud

By On January 3, 2017

Yankel, who used to be Jack, got kicked out of his last club on a Tuesday night.… Read More

Essay

Getting Your Story Out of Your Head

By On December 20, 2016

When you tell a story, you need to erase your memory. Start from the beginning. Walk through the steps with your reader.… Read More

Story

Platonic (Buffy)

By On December 6, 2016

We know all each other's secrets. she knows I'm an Orthodox Jew. I know she's a vampire slayer.… Read More

Essay

I Am Broken, I’m the Glue

By On November 9, 2016

I prayed in English this morning. I mostly know what the Hebrew words mean, but my brain needed something simpler, more easily digestible, something I could believe in without asking myself.… Read More

Essay

What We Prayed For This Rosh Hashanah

By On October 11, 2016

We prayed for change. We prayed for things to stay the same. We prayed that G-d do whatever G-d wanted to with us, because we couldn't handle the choices.… Read More

Essay

Orthodox Writers, Meet Your Role Model

By On September 13, 2016

Once, Herman Wouk was one of the most famous authors in the world. His work was adapted into plays, films, Broadway musicals, and one of the most-watched TV miniseries ever. … Read More

Essay

Don’t Be Anonymous

By On August 30, 2016

I've written some sketchy things. It's out there. And I'm trying to learn not to be ashamed of them.… Read More

Story

Saturday Night with the Reverend

By On August 15, 2016

“G-d needs us to believe in Him,” Rev. Vince extols us, “just like you need someone to believe in you.”… Read More

Story

Leaving Noshland

By On August 2, 2016

Tsivia was the girl all the boys wanted to tease, then wanted to marry, then could never find the courage to talk to. … Read More

Send this to friend