Welcome to the Jewish Literary Journal!

1-Year Anniversary Competion

We are proud to announce that we are holding a 1-year anniversary competition on the theme of “Creation/Building.” Entering is Free.

There will be 1 winner each in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction, with a $50 prize per winner to be paid through Amazon Payments. The submission period is April 15-June 15 and winners will be published in issue 13, publishing July 1st. The Editors of the JLJ will decide who wins.

All documents must be in .doc/.docx format and should be submitted to editors@jewishliteraryjournal.com. You must include your name, genre, and the words “1-year competition” in the subject line of your submission e-mail to be considered.

Thank you for making the journal the great publication it was this first year. We look forward to growth and great things in the years to come!

Aaron Berkowitz & Ariel Stein

P.S. feel free to submit for regular publication in the June issue as well (sorry, no prize money for these months, just the opportunity to be a part of a great journal! In addition to consideration for the competition, all submissions will be considered for standard publication.)

Mission Statement

The Jewish Literary Journal aims to publish the best in creative writing that deals with Jewish themes and Jewish identity. Its purpose is to display works that would perhaps go unnoticed otherwise, that can deepen conversation, and continue the tradition of rich Jewish expression.

The Jewish Literary Journal is the only online venue that publishes all genres of Jewish creative writing on a regular basis.

The Tenth Issue is now out!

April 2014


Yitzhak Kugelkop’s Remarkable Pig – Art Bupkis

Creative Non-Fiction

Before the Seder Plate – Rachel Belth


The Confessions of A Dying Man + Saturday Morning at Temple - Steven Pelcman

Prophecy of Dominance – Robert Manaster

Hebrew School – Mark Burgh

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