Thanksgiving, I remember my mother telling me, takes on a special meaning to immigrants because it celebrates their ties to America. More important than Christmas, because everyone-Jewish, Moslem, Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian-can remind themselves what they are thankful for in their own way by focusing on family, friends and food…

The first New York Times Modern Love essay I ever read was entitled “Finding God in a Hot Slice of Pizza” ( 2017) Written by Tova Mivis, it impressed me with its depth and honesty.

I was preparing to start my MFA program in a few months (January 2018), and…

There’s a color, tomato red. Intense, it is the color tomatoes turn when ripening on the vine during a hot dry summer, but never the color of the tomatoes my mother purchased at the supermarket during my childhood. Those tomatoes, lined up in a plastic container and wrapped in cellophane…

Nadja Maril

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