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Posts Tagged ‘ poetry ’

Meat Heart

May 8, 2012
By
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“God loves my hair,” writes Melissa Broder in “Ciao Manhattan,” a poem in which Broder and her Creator seem to hang out, flirt, and dress up in party clothes. In another poem, “Leah,” Broder’s biblical protagonist runs away from Canaan, works on a unicorn farm, and observes the events of the Bible, with her husband and sister-wife and children, from a far-off cloud.…

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Was Shakespeare a Woman?

April 17, 2012
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Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare’s plays? According to many modern scholars, the answer is no–at least, not completely.…

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The Poetry of Leaving Egypt

April 3, 2012
By
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At the center of Passover is the seder. And at the center of the seder is a story: Maggid, just…

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The Talmud of Jazz

January 2, 2012
By
jake

Jake Marmer is the self-described offspring of Woody Allen…

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T.S. Eliot Vs. the Jews

December 28, 2011
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Last month, the writer Emanuel Litvinoff died at the age…

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The Earliest Yiddish Poem

November 7, 2011
By
joseph

When we think of Yiddish, most of us envision…

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Emma Lazarus Live!

November 1, 2011
By
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If you’ll be passing through New York City…

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Who Shall I Fear

September 20, 2011
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From the beginning of the month of Elul until the…

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Poetry After Auschwitz

August 3, 2011
By
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“There can be no poetry after Auschwitz.” This…

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A Kaiser Roll in the Bodega

July 26, 2011
By
vanessahidary

Vanessa Hidary calls herself the “Hebrew Mamita.” She…

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Pears, Breasts, and Life

January 31, 2011
By
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At 76 years old, the work of Linda…

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Love and Garbage

January 3, 2011
By
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When the Communist Party came to power in Czechoslovakia in…

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