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Tamar Hodes is a Jewish writer, Israeli-born, and living in the UK since childhood. Her short stories have appeared in Salt’s Best British StoriesA Treasury of Jewish StoriesLilithManna and have broadcast on Radio 4. She has had two novels published, Raffy’s Shapes (Accent Press, 2006) and The Water and the Wine (Hookline Books, 2018).
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Tamar Hodes shares her thoughts about her new book. I first had the idea of writing a novel called Mixed many years ago, when I attended a talk at Menorah Synagogue, where I was a member. The session was entitled Mixed Marriages and I assumed that it would focus on partnerships, like my own, of […]


Faithful, Fruitful

A short story by Tamar Hodes. The winter of 1876 was cruel, even by Lithuanian standards. Citizens and animals were numb with cold; foliage was edged in frost; the soil froze. My great-grandfather was a woodcutter in the Algirdas forest where firs stood like giants’ legs against a vanilla sky. All day, he chopped trees […]

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The Water and the Wine

Below is the preface to Tamar Hodes’ novel The Water and the Wine. The novel follows the early lives of Leonard Cohen, Marianne, and  other writers and artists who took up residence on Hydra, Greece, in the 1960s. In April 1965, my parents took my brother and me to live on the Greek island of […]

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