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Purim: A poem for the Jewish holiday

The poem reflects Paul Celan’s sense of an ultimatum and yet also a lightness that sometimes surprises, especially at the end of “The Meridian.”

By ESTHER CAMERON
10/03/2022

Color me curious: The colorful English language

When people are in the pink or feeling blue, seeing red, being green with envy or plum yellow, they may well be showing their “true colors.”

By RUTH BELOFF
24/02/2022

Remembering Yehuda Amichai, Israel's great acclaimed poet

He was a poet of love, of war, of citizenry, of history – all at the same time.

Ra’anana Symphonette brings Schubertiade to stage

The Schubertiade began in Franz Schubert’s lifetime (1797-1828) as a sociable, informal musical gathering, where musicians and music lovers would gather to hear and play music.

By SARAH HERSHENSON
30/01/2022

Kuwaiti poet: ‘Embrace Jews without having a political agenda’

US embassy Hanukkah message sparks antisemitic responses from Kuwaitis.

Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95

His week-long funeral will be held at the temple in a quiet and peaceful manner, according to his followers.

By REUTERS
23/01/2022

A commentary on Colleyville, courtesy of Mordechai Gebertig - opinion

The italicized lines are from the poem “Es Brent,” written by Mordechai Gebertig in 1936 as he watched his shtetl destroyed in a pogrom.

From the editor: Speaking the truth

Rafi Dobrin sometimes overstated his case, but he made many salient points, which – like him – are worthy and worth remembering.  

13/01/2022

Poems by the readers: The Vow

The following letters are poems submitted by poets who happen to be readers of and contributors to The Jerusalem Report.

Why you should cherish and love your books

Books are someone’s dreams, and you live several lives while you read them.

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