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October 01, 2018
A Conversation with Alicia Ostriker: Part 1
Image issue #98 includes poems by critic, activist, and biblical scholar Alicia Ostriker, winner of...
May 11, 2018
Poetry Friday: “are you my god”
It has been years since I read the Narnia books, but the phrase I remember...
February 21, 2018
Dissolving the Borders Between Self and Other
The Buddhists have four stations of the heart: Metta (kindness), Mudita (compassion), Karuna (joy in...
January 12, 2018
Poetry Friday: “Sabbath”
Sabbath as beloved bride and queen: familiar tropes in Jewish liturgy and thought. Now, thanks...
October 09, 2017
To Be Born Again
The day after Yom Kippur 5778 When I finish being born for the fourth...
July 06, 2017
How To Intuit a Book Title
How do poets and writers choose their book titles? I didn’t have a good answer...
June 19, 2017
Love Nailed to the Doorpost
If you want to be submerged in the depths of Jewish spirituality, this is the...
October 17, 2016
Traveling Through These Days of Awe
I’m in a plane ascending to 37,000 feet. How restless have I been this year?...
September 27, 2016
Getting Close to You, God: A Meditation During the Month of
“You are my light and my help / Whom should I fear?” Thus begins Norman...
June 30, 2016
The Dragon and the Yahrzeit Candle: On Forgetting and Remembering, Part 3
Continued from yesterday and Tuesday. In Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape,...
June 29, 2016
The Dragon and the Yahrzeit Candle: On Forgetting and Remembering, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. I dive into the pool. My body remembers water. My body remembers...
June 28, 2016
The Dragon and the Yahrzeit Candle: On Forgetting and Remembering, Part 1
I remember my social security number. I remember the combination to a lock—13 right, 27...
May 11, 2016
My Prayer Is Not Prayer
My prayer is not prayer, not exactly. It includes words. It may even begin with...
April 25, 2016
The Cave of My Imagination
By Jason K. Friedman Ma’arat Ha-machpelah, the alliterative name sounded as magical to me as...
April 11, 2016
A Strange Season for Inter-Christian Families
American culture, at this late and plural hour, seems to have pretty well normalized the...
March 31, 2016
A Rabbi, a Priest, and a Wedding: Part 2
Read Part 1 here. By Danielle Leshaw Judaism tells us how to leave. Leaving the...
March 30, 2016
A Rabbi, a Priest, and a Wedding: Part 1
By Danielle Leshaw Father Bill offered a set of instructions. “Walk beside me, never on...
March 03, 2016
By Judy Bolton-Fasman Sh’ma yisrael Adonai Elohanu Adonai echad—Hear O’ Israel the Lord is God,...
February 18, 2016
Everyone’s Waiting for the Victory Song
Everyone knows what happened. Everyone lifts a steaming spoon of cinnamon oatmeal to their lips....
October 28, 2015
Sonia Sanchez Made Me a Jewish Poet; Rhonda Magee Helped Make Me Whole
Black. Muslim. American. Woman. Poet. The languages she spoke. The ground on which she stood,...
September 28, 2015
My Days of Awe, 5776
Impatience. Anger. Wastefulness. Restlessness. Desire. Haughtiness. Greed. Judgement. Pride. § I’ve been paying...
July 07, 2015
Morning Prayer and The New York Times
Summer morning routine: a cup of Awake tea, the Opinion page of The New York...
May 26, 2015
Self-Hating Jew: A Love Story, Part 1
In response to “Never Again: Netanyahu’s Holocaust Cliché,” a recent post of mine on Good...
April 01, 2015
Never Again: Netanyahu’s Holocaust Cliché
In the air, on the air, tunneling through cables, conquering newsrooms, occupying the mouths of...
February 06, 2015
My God Is Better Than Yours
What a miracle! They had been freed, the Israelites, from Egypt, but moments after they...
January 26, 2015
Is My Truth Your Truth?
I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections Or the beauty of...
December 08, 2014
Murder in the Synagogue
When I see him, I don’t see Israeli. I see Jew. Like the other men...
October 06, 2014
The Self and the Shadow
Guest post by Holly LeCraw Lately, I am drawn more and more to the thought...
August 04, 2014
A House Blessed
The doorbell rang around 11:00 a.m. My hubby George and I were both upstairs. “Can...
June 06, 2014
A Jew Prays in Venice, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. On the pleasant train ride from Florence to Venice, my wife Laurie...
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