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Matthue Roth

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

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Life in Noshland

By On July 19, 2016

It's not until way into the night, when the summer sun is completely gone and the sky has finally settled into blackness, that Zvi's dad emerges from the storeroom.… Read More

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Last Night at Noshland

By On July 5, 2016

Every inch of the store serves him with a different memory.… Read More

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VIDEO: I Stole A Story From The Baal Shem Tov

By On June 28, 2016

Matthue Roth tells us about his children's book, "The Gobblings," and how it was inspired by a story told by the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidic Judaism.… Read More

Essay

Pee Break

By On June 7, 2016

Sometimes it's just so good to go to the bathroom. Not the act itself, but the act of leaving behind the world and making yourself alone. … Read More

Essay

Dancing in Traffic

By On May 10, 2016

This morning I caused a traffic jam. Walked in front of a car on my lazy Brooklyn street, didn't realize there was a car behind that, and another one. … Read More

Essay

In This Huge Universe, The Only Things That Matter Are G-d And Girls

By On March 29, 2016

I'd spent the better part of a year traveling to L.A., writing my novel about a teenage Orthodox girl who got her own television show. It was half wish fulfillment, half daring… Read More

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Penis Street, Jerusalem

By On March 1, 2016

He'd spent his whole life aimed to land here, in Israel, on the streets of Jerusalem. And now that he was here, he wondered what he was doing.… Read More

Essay

Shut Up and Watch the Sunset

By On February 16, 2016

The day makes everything familiar; night falls and we're uneasy about what's lurking in the shadows, what unknown fears might be lurking near our homes, but it also lures us to sleep.… Read More

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