Contemporary Poetry and Mystical Intimacy 

Award-winning poet Yehoshua November offers his thoughts on the connection between mystical intimacy and poetry.

Blackbirds

Zohar Atkins weighs in on contemporary anti-Semitism “culture wars” through the unique lens of poetry.

Words Winged With Light

Jeffrey Saks explores the works of the blind Israeli poet, Erez Biton.

Korach

A poem on parshat Korach by Zohar Atkins

Ode to a Nightingale

A passionate sonnet by Yocheved Friedman in memory of the Rav, zt'l.

What Did the Heavenly Ministers Do?

Zohar Atkins offers poetic reflections on Tisha be-Av on high.

The Poetry of the Land

With masterful translation, Tzvi Novick offers a glimpse of Israeli culture to our English readers.

Three Sonnets

Jeffrey Burghauser's three poems draw on the biblical and rabbinic imagination.

Halakhic Poet? Translating the Rav for a Generation that ‘Knew not Joseph’

Aryeh Klapper with some new translation-stylings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's Halakhic Man.

Two Pieces on Terumah

The poetry of the Mishkan: Abe Mezrich mines Parshat Terumah for its poetic potential.

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