Jewish Journal

  • Poem: Pursuit

    by Myra Sklarew

    March 11, 2015 | 2:59 pm

    Like the deer stag in my garden

    who batters his head with his hind leg


    to free himself from a huge poplar branch

    caught in the great crown of...

  • Poem: The History of the Date

    by Marcela Sulak

    March 4, 2015 | 4:01 pm

    Those aren’t wrinkles, merely places where

    the skin is burrowing to lick her own

    dark sweetness. Since her body’s fashioned from

    the clay...

  • Poem: Josephs, In a Time of No Peace

    by Susan Terris

    February 25, 2015 | 12:24 pm

    A gnarl of streets
    and Purim boys — my sons with striped towels
    for their many-colored coats — roam them
    until a rock, a boom, debris.

    Then a rain...

  • Confronting Israel in poetry

    by Avishay Artsy

    February 18, 2015 | 3:51 pm

    Journalists who cover the Israel-Palestine situation understand the difficulty of finding words that don’t bring with them the burden of history and...

  • Poem: Where I Live Now

    by Charlotte Mandel

    February 18, 2015 | 12:56 pm

    Tall Janet’s cane sounds a jangle of keys

    Melvin keeps time to a thud as he seizes

    the wooden handle of his, rubber-tipped, sorely

    needed on...

  • Poem: From the Whirlwind

    by Rabbi Stanley F. Chyet

    February 4, 2015 | 12:34 pm

    From the whirlwind

    a voice answers

    the ill asked question

    and the answer is

    no answer

    a caution

    a rebuke


    an evasion

    for the question...

  • Poem: Funky Fuchsia

    by Lori Levy

    January 29, 2015 | 1:16 pm

    Friday nights at my mother-in-law’s

    I follow the exquisite nails

    of my Armenian sister-in-law from Iran.

    Pale blue sometimes like her mohair...

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