Ladder | סולם

I. How doesa story break? Not by taking it apart(or dismantling it) but by  telling andretelling and retelling.  The story is abow It is ...

November 6, 2023

Introducing Moabet

Para moabet no se kere kandil. (Moabet continues into the darkness.)1 Moabet (מואביט) is a Ladino (or Judeo-Spanish or Judezmo) ...

May 4, 2023

The Porcupine Prince

The Porcupine Prince is a surreal fable about the magic of friendship and the joy of connection.

March 6, 2023

A Flag of No Nation (1st edition)

A meditation on world invention and collapse, A Flag of No Nation traces the stories of Turkish Jews in the twentieth century, blind colonists in a white ocean, and performers enacting new rituals around a nationless flag.

March 2, 2023

Woven

A story about two brilliant girls named Phyla and Lyla who live in a town where everyone’s hair is braided together. Their stories are interwoven: each story starts at one side of the book, and both stories meet at the book’s center page.

March 1, 2023

The Holy Folio: Editor’s Note

May Ayin’s tent be a circus of liberation: a home for those unmoored from master narratives, a home for those who find, in the unraveling of our inherited paradigms, the very possibility of freedom.

December 27, 2022

The Holy Fool: Editor’s Note

We must occasionally find pleasure in our folly, or we cannot continue to find pleasure in our wisdom.  —Friedrich Nietzsche1 ...

May 18, 2022

Ala Srir Ennoum | Habiba Msika

Msika’s bold nonconformity and tragic fate resonated deeply with her contemporaries, and fascinate me now.

April 4, 2022

Rimoun Rametni | Salim Halali

Al-Ala, the music of al-Andalus, has always been present in my family. It was a sort of familiar hum in our lives and rituals.

April 4, 2022

Coda

While preparing our own interpretations of these divas’ songs, we tried to creatively reconstruct a relationship to identity and history that was expansive and intersectional.

April 4, 2022