The First Two Pages of “The Sacrifice of Isaac”

Steven Wishnia

“The Sacrifice of Isaac,” my story in Jewish Noir, opens with the sound of breaking glass. It’s a sound used in a couple songs I love, just before the noisefest explodes in the Velvet Underground’s “European Son” and to herald the first line–“broken glass everywhere”–in Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s seminal hip-hop record “The Message.”

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