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Erev Rosh Hashana 

Human Words: Rav Elhanan Nir’s “Intentions for Rosh Hashanah”

Levi Morrow provides an all-new translation of Rav Elhanan Nir’s “Kavvanot for Rosh Hashanah,” and analyzes how these theological poems speak about our relationship with God and prayer on Rosh Hashanah.

Configurations of Worship

Read Tikva Hecht's powerful poem to enter the world of Elul.

Boardwalk Closed (April 2020)

Hillel Broder reflects on the edges in life, in his latest poem for the Lehrhaus.

The Chosen Ones

Jennie Mintz revisits the death camps in her powerful new poem for the Lehrhaus.

Hope

Ross Weissman offers a stirring poem on hope during the trying times of coronavirus.

Passover 2020

Harris Bor meditates on the world of Passover in his new poem for the Lehrhaus.

Going Viral

A new poem from Zohar Atkins offers a poetic meditation on life in the COVID world.

Akeidah

Zohar Atkins presents a new poem on the Akeidah.

Can One Delegate Holocaust Metaphors?

A Talmudic poem about Holocaust appropriation.

Good Flies Out of its Prison

Abe Mezrich presents a poem on the Book of Ruth.