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Become a supporter of "Borders", a Special Issue of Tiferet Journal
For 14 years, we have been building a community of writers and readers who share a common ideal – that together we can foster a more tolerant, empathetic and peaceful world through the written word.
Now we are reaching out to our community – and welcoming new advocates to our community – by asking for your help in publishing a special edition of the Tiferet Journal
entitled "Borders." Your donation will also help to support readings, writing workshops and additional activities fostering interfaith and multi-cultural dialogue.
In this issue, we will focus on breaking down walls, and crossing borders of culture, faith, gender, and spiritual beliefs to promote understanding, compassion and cross-cultural connections.
As a poet and prose writer, and someone raised by a Jewish father and Christian mother, I felt I had always straddled two worlds. I felt that we needed a way to bring people together, to connect people through the written word. I wanted to help give other writers a place to express their voices -- writers from diverse cultures and faith backgrounds. I wanted to help spread the Word (in all its manifestations) and help foster tolerance and peace through literature and art. Tiferet
is a Hebrew word that, in my opinion, describes a state from which true creativity arises. I think of it as being similar to the razor’s edge envisioned by Somerset Maugham—a balancing of heaven and earth, good and evil, opposing forces that don’t usually reconcile. On the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, Tiferet
is a stable center where the physical and spiritual realms meet.The mission of Tiferet Journal is to help reveal Spirit, in all its manifestations, through the Written Word. We publish writing from authors of many faiths, even non-traditional ones.
My hope is that Tiferet
will indeed help foster cultural pluralism… help us all in our own search for and communion with divinity… and be a stable center within our modern lives, a place where the flames of creativity burn brightly.
We aren’t affiliated with a university or other artistic institution that provides funding. I was about ready to close the magazine down a few years ago due to lack of funds. But when our current administration took office, and I saw what was happening to our country, I thought “Now is not the time to close. Now is the time to extend our reach and audience…”
And so we’ve continued.
It is very important to me as a person to understand where I project my own flaws and weaknesses onto another person. To not always blame “the other.” I think if each of us learned to do this, we would live in a better world. I abhor labeling people or lumping them into categories. My wish is that Tiferet Journal
can continue to be a place where writers and readers can see that “the other” is indeed “like me.” Thank you for your donation as a co-creator and co-publisher of this important issue.
Your donation will help pay for our production, printing, distribution and mailing costs for the "Borders" issue, as well as help pay for increasing our circulation and helping to promote our writers and journal through readings and writing workshops, and other events.
You can choose to receive a gift for your donation or you can choose for us to donate 5% as a gift to the ACLU Immigrants Rights Fund.
May you find sustenance—spiritual, emotional, literary—in our community.
Donna Baier Stein, Founder & Publisher, and the Tiferet Peace TeamBernardsville, New Jersey DONATION GIFTS$25 or more
1 year Digital Subscription to Tiferet Journal and our gratitude.$50 or more
A print copy of our "Borders" Edition of Tiferet Journal.$75 or more
"The Best of Tiferet Journal" a hand-picked compilation of three of
Tiferet Journal 's most popular editions since its inception (2 print, 1 digital).$100 or more
"Borders" edition of Tiferet with your name included as one of our benefactors.$150
or more "Borders" Edition of Tiferet with your name included as one of our benefactors, along with your choice of gift items, including Tiferet Coffee Mug, Tiferet Writers Journal, Tiferet Mouse Pad. (while supplies last).$250 or more
Gift of writing/editing services on one of your short stories or poetry up to 25 pages.$500 or more
Invitation to private party for launch of "Borders" Edition in New York City and/or Bernardsville, New Jersey with a "Meet & Greet" with publisher, writers and editors.$1000 or more
A private writing workshop in NY or NJ with Tiferet founder and writer Donna Baier Stein, along with a signed edition of "Borders" along with your name printed in the journal as one of our most generous benefactors. http://tiferetjournal.com/