Posts Tagged ‘ poetry ’

Through These Poems, Lilith, Biblical Temptress, Speaks

January 13, 2016
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Lilith Speaks

 The biblical figure Lilith has been called a temptress, a “dark maid” and a feminist poster child. In a lot of Jewish folklore, Lilith is created as Adam’s first wife. She refuses to obey Adam, so her punishment is to give birth to one hundred demons every night. The demons…

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The Controversial Israeli Poet Who Was Almost Overlooked

November 24, 2014
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“…by the power of my yearnings/ I am in the family./ And if I will…

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The Young Israeli Poet In Palestinian Drag

October 28, 2014
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The Young Israeli Poet In Palestinian Drag

Growing up in Tel Aviv, Morani Kornberg-Weiss only encountered the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s…

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“My Cruel Land”: An Israeli Poet Discovers Loss

September 5, 2014
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"My Cruel Land": A Poet's View of Loss

For most of Israel’s existence, the land between the…

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Meat Heart

May 8, 2012
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“God loves my hair,” writes Melissa Broder in “Ciao Manhattan,” a poem…

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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,…

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The Poetry of Leaving Egypt

April 3, 2012
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maggid

At the center of Passover is the seder. And at the…

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The Talmud of Jazz

January 2, 2012
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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
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joseph

When we think of Yiddish, most of us envision…

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Emma Lazarus Live!

November 1, 2011
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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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