With no sympathy for my loss, no compassion for my grief, the rabbi forbade me from saying kaddish. Instead, between cigarettes, he spat out a prayer in my name.
Julia B. Rubin
Julia B. Rubin earned a BA in Islamic and Hebraic Studies from The University of Pennsylvania. Her short stories have appeared in such literary journals as Pangolin Papers and The Bitter Oleander. She is currently working on "The Lutichord," her first novel. She lives in New York where she works as a stagehand on Broadway.