Blackbirds

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

Hollow Land

Zohar Atkins shares a few poetic excerpts in honor of Tishah be-Av

Can One Delegate Holocaust Metaphors?

A Talmudic poem about Holocaust appropriation.

Korach

A poem on parshat Korach by Zohar Atkins

Poems for a World Built, Destroyed, and Rebuilt

Six new poems by Elhanan Nir—published here with English translation and annotation—capture the grief and discontinuity of this moment.

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.

Epilogue

Tikva Hecht’s moving elegy for her mother, a lyric essay told in verse and art, reflects on the fragility of life and the final confession we recite in the Yom Kippur Amidah.

Wake Up Sleeping One! Yehudah Ha-Levi’s Dramatic Use of Genre and Narrative Voice in...

Yaakov Jaffe examines Yehudah Ha-Levi's High Holiday poem "Yashen, Al Teradam"

Going Viral

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

Words Winged With Light

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