Night Flower: Chapter 15, Part II

By Esther Rapaport “Hello, Menachem?” “Yes.” Menachem immediately identified the voice of Yoel Brodsky. “How are you, Yoel? Is everything okay with Dovi? We heard that you drove them back last...

Night Flower: Chapter 17, Part I

By Esther Rapaport “Miri, do you have paper clips?” Elka was in a big hurry. “No, not those small colorful ones—the big metal ones. Do you have any?” Miri opened another...

Night Flower: Chapter 8, Part I

By Esther Rapaport “I thought that maybe it would be good for me if someone moves in with us here.” “What?” The darkness outside the bus window was so inky, Mira...

Night Flower: Chapter 17, Part III

By Esther Rapaport   Chaiky answered the ringing phone. “Hello?” “Is this the Struk family?” a girlish voice asked. “Yes, it is.” “You’re Dovi’s mother, right?” “Right.” Chaiky raised an eyebrow and took a bobby...

Even The Most Broken Pieces Can Be Put Back Together

By Chanie Hertz Torah Academy For Girls Ever since I was little, no matter where I went, people would stare at me. Some would laugh and others would pity me, whispering...

Night Flower, Chapter 9 Part III

By Esther Rapaport Margalit called just as Elka and Noa were sitting down to eat supper on Elka’s porch. A cool breeze was blowing, and Noa leaned back and looked...

Night Flower

By Esther Rapaport Chapter 5 Part I She had just settled onto the couch, sefer in hand, when the phone rang yet again. How could she lower the volume of the ringer? Elka....

Night Flower: Chapter 10 Part II

  By Esther Rapaport “Ima told me years later,” Chaiky said thoughtfully, “that the aunt’s visits began to take longer each time. She no longer sufficed with standing downstairs near the...

Night Flower: Chapter 10, Part III

By Esther Rapaport   “Wow.” “It must have been seriously traumatic for you.” Shifra’s arms were folded. “Yes. I was very confused.” Yoel was still standing near the counter, his cup of coffee resting...

Night Flower, Chapter 6, Part 4

By Esther Rapaport Both Chaiky and Miri had raised the assumption the day before that maybe Noa was simply Elka’s relative, and for whatever reason the two of them had...
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