Dear Darwish by Morani Kornberg-Weiss

Dear Darwish by Morani Kornberg-Weiss

The book at Amazon and on Kindle From Jewniverse Growing up in Tel Aviv, Morani Kornberg-Weiss only encountered the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s national poet, by chance. As a “voice from the other side,” Darwish seemed to speak to her across an unfathomable distance – until she began speaking back. The result is Dear Darwish, a book of poems – really a book-length poem in parts – out this…

The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season by Marcia Falk

The book at Amazon and on Kindle The Jewish High Holidays – the ten days beginning with the New Year Festival of Rosh Hashanah and culminating with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement – constitute the most sacred period of the Jewish year. During this season, religious as well as nonaffiliated Jews attend synagogue services in unparalleled numbers. Yet much of what they find there can be unwelcoming in its…

In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner

But these days, Ruebner is enjoying a new buzz in Israel. In the past decade, the accolades have been stacking up—the Anne Frank Prize, the Jerusalem Prize, the Israel Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature (twice), and finally, in 2008, the coveted Israel Prize. Since 1957 he has published 15 poetry collections, most recently in 2013, and two new books of his poems in English translation are poised to come out:…

The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards by Rachel Mennies

In this poetry collection, Mennies examines survival and assimilation, subjects bound together by complex, if sometimes compromised, ties to the speaker’s Judaism. Through wit and careful prosody, The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards lays bare the struggles and triumphs experienced through a teenage girl’s coming of age, showing the reader what it means to become—and remain—a Jewish woman in America. The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards by Rachel…