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  • Poem: Lay Back the Darkness

    April 23, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    My father in the night shuffling from room to room

    on an obscure mission through the hallway.

    Help me, spirits, to penetrate his dream

    and ease his restless passage.

    Lay back the darkness for a salesman

    who could charm everything but the shadows,

    an immigrant who stands...

  • Poem: My first theology lesson

    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 he felt sorry for God

    who had so many problems with Justice

    and had become disillusioned and sad


    since He wanted to...

  • Edward Hirsch’s Living Poetry, Ripe for Passover Readings

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    March 23, 2010 | 7:18 pm

    The Kirsch family and the Solomon family have long shared a set of haggadot that include a selection of additional texts that we read aloud at our Passover seders. One of my favorite readings is an article by Yehuda Lev that first appeared in The Jewish Journal, an account of his...