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.

Angetevka

By May 13, 2009

"I just figured out how to put my documents into individual folders on the computer," I confess to my friend S.  "I know there’s so much you can do on the computer -powerpoint and downloading songs from itunes – but … Read More

Angetevka

By May 6, 2009

Wear black.  A little purple or green is okay, too.  But just a little.   As a joke, I’ve heeded Rodney’s sarcastic advice, and I’m clad in black pants, a lavender shirt and black vest. "I’ve never seen you wear … Read More

Angetevka

By April 29, 2009

There’s a big hole in my bathroom ceiling.  The carpenter punched through it to determine whether the beams can support my husband’s latest building project – a little terrace.     I was never a builder – I was more of … Read More

Angetevka

By April 14, 2009

The mashgiach, (the kosher supervisor), and the Chabad rabbi were returning to Hanoi from a farm in the countryside where they’d bought chickens which they would kill for the Passover Seder meal. They were stopped by members of the Vietnamese … Read More

Angetevka

By April 8, 2009

The ladies’ room in the coffee shop on Broadway is still occupied, so when a middle-aged man and then a young boy exit the men’s room, I bravely decide to cross into male territory and use the facilities.  When I … Read More

Angetevka

By March 25, 2009

It was 1967 and Wendl was at the Drive-In with her boyfriend, watching a movie called The Bible. At each scene, she told her boyfriend what would happen: Cain would kill Abel, Noah would escape the flood. Her boyfriend was … Read More

Angetevka

By March 18, 2009

My watchband has changed from a lovely pink to an at-best beige/brown, the results of oxidation and, um, time. So Sunday afternoon finds me heading down Columbus Avenue, coincidentally and appropriately the first day of Daylight-Saving Time, on my way … Read More

Angetevka

By March 4, 2009

  As Purim approaches, my thoughts turn to the various themes in the book of Esther: the hiddenness of God in our lives, the masks we wear, how we hide from God and God hides from us, and how life … Read More