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Poem: Sigh in Silence

by Patty Seyburn

October 14, 2014 | 1:07 pm

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Ezekiel 24;17

said the Lord, this sigh indiscernible,

although the si- contained is louder than

the second fiddle, second... read full article

  • Poem: Freestyle, on the first of Tishri

    by Enid Shomer

    October 7, 2014 | 2:06 pm

    The metaphor here is the pool, regular

    and deep as the tradition itself. First I float,

    still and buoyant in what I don’t

    accept. Then I shatter...

  • Guide for the Jewplexed: Ashamnu for computer users—a keyboard confession

    by Edmon J. Rodman, Contributing Writer

    October 3, 2014 | 2:39 pm

    It is customary to pound one's SHIFT Key as we recite each line:

    We know our Apple better than the apple of our eye.

    We think that B...
  • Poem: Yom Kippur

    by Linda Pastan

    October 1, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    A tree beside the synagogue atones

    of all its leaves. Within the ram’s horn blows

    and sins come tumbling down to rest among

    old cigarettes and...

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  • Poem: My first theology lesson

    by Edward Hirsch

    September 23, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    Rumpled and furious, my grandfather’s friend

    stood up in a bookstore on the North Side

    and lamented the lost Jews of Poland

     

    and declared that...

  • Birthday of the World – A psalm for Rosh Hashanah

    by Marcia Falk

    September 17, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    Today is the birthday of the world.

    But the world knows nothing

    of this invention.

     

    The world just keeps moving about itself,

    buzzing and...

  • Poem: How to Resist Temptation

    by Linda Zisquit

    September 10, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    Read the notes from the morning’s class

    on the Sota

    on the winds of folly

    that blow through the secret place

    where God is asked to vacate

    and...

  • Florida: Schoolboy on break

    by Joshua Weiner

    August 27, 2014 | 11:12 am

    Eager to make a catch, any catch he can,

    he grips the rod and sets eye on the bobber;

    imagining the strike, he wants to reel it in

    to see what’s...

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