About Angela Himsel

Angela Himsel's fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a number of magazines and newspapers,  including the New York Times, the Jewish Week, the Forward, Lilith, Tikkun and online at beliefnet.com, opiummagazine.com, ducts.org and elsewhere.

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By July 15, 2009

Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as uber-fag Bruno, squats on a chair across from late night talk show host, Conan O’Brien and in a thick, German accent, admonishes the host: "Stop staring at my kugelsack!"  While those who know German will … Read More

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By July 8, 2009

I ask daddy what he thinks about my youngest sister, Rachael, getting married.  "Well," daddy begins (he always begins with a thoughtful and drawn out "Well"), "she’s different from the rest of you, and I tell you the truth, I … Read More

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By July 1, 2009

From: King David To: Governor Sanford Dear Governor Sanford, Lying here in my crypt in Jerusalem, I heard across the span of 3,000 years that you recently gave me a shout out.  You said, "King David…fell mightily.  He fell in … Read More

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By June 24, 2009

At my son’s eighth grade graduation ceremony, his class sang a song in which “hallelujah” was repeated so many times that I almost shouted “Hallelujah!” when it was, mercifully, finally over.  What made it somewhat bearable was remembering something my … Read More

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By June 17, 2009

"Faith of Our Fathers" is a rousing hymn that never fails to inspire even the weakest of voices to roar.  I well remember singing it in church with my family, the words and the swelling music eliciting from deep in … Read More

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By June 10, 2009

In the beginning: There was adam, a human being, a creature of the earth.  On the sixth day of creation, God performed surgery, removing a rib from the human, thus creating man and woman.    Six thousand years later, or … Read More

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By June 3, 2009

A baby bird fell out of a tree and landed in my friend Felicia’s backyard two weeks ago.  She was watering her plants and had let the dog out and saw what she thought was a dead bird.  Actually, she … Read More

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By May 27, 2009

Ever since I discovered Leonard Cohen in Jerusalem in college, I associate him with Friday afternoons when, in preparation for Shabbat, my roommate Talya, and I swept and mopped our apartment overlooking the Judean Desert while "Suzanne" and "Bird on … Read More