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Matthue Roth

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

Story

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

Story

Last Night at Noshland

By On July 5, 2016

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

Video

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

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