Siobhan Rosenthal

Siobhan Rosenthal is published amongst others in Jewish Fiction, Jewish Currents, The Times (London), New Zealand Poetry, the Fib Review and Internet Void. She has three children, and is very proud of them all. She was inspired to write this piece by the bravery shown by her eldest son that night. It is retrospectively dedicated to the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting, who were also not expecting trouble at shul. 

Siobhan Rosenthal: There’s Nothing to Tell, Really

Thereʼs nothing to tell, really. Nothing happened. We were all in the synagogue sanctuary, about halfway through the service. The cantor had just finished his midrash. Well, now I think about it, we were two thirds of the way through. No one was even thinking about risk.