Susan Messer

Susan Messer’s work has appeared in North American Review, Creative Nonfiction, River Oak Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and the Chicago Reader. In 2001, she won Chicago Public Radio’s Stories on Stagecompetition, and in 2002, she received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in prose and an award in the Jewish cultural writing competition of the Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture for “Torah Studies.” The Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture has underwritten the publication of this essay.

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Torah Studies

In the midst of celebration, a mother reconsiders a tale of failed reconciliation.