This work presents the Jewish culture, identity, and spirituality through the eyes of the brightest and best authors. "Best Contemporary Jewish Writing" is a treasure trove of short stories, poetry, and essays from such renowned contributors as Naomi Wolf, U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, William Safire, and Marge Piercy. Dive into this rich array of writing and you'll see that the Jewish experience reflects universal themes. The writers in this collection have something to say to Jews, not only to those struggling with their Jewish identity, and also to the wider world. Whether your main interest is in poetry or politics, spirituality or cultural identity, social healing or individual transformation, you'll find "Best Contemporary Jewish Writing" to be a collection that inspires, excites, and provokes. It also reflects the diversity of thought, opinion, and sensibility of today's best known Jewish thinkers and writers. This volume is the first in the much anticipated annual series "Best Jewish Writing."