Tag Archives: Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah: How To Make It New

Spiritual Sunday – Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah begins on Tuesday, giving me an excuse to share this stimulating poem by Rachel Barenblat, keeper of the wonderfully named Velveteen Rabbi blog. The Jewish New Year, as you probably know, celebrates the day of creation, and people take the opportunity to examine their lives over the past year and repent. […]

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Rosh Hashanah – A Stirring of Wonder

Two poems, by Muriel Rukeyser and Denise Levertov, to celebrate Rosh Hashanah by

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Theoretically, a Season for Everything

The soul, says Amichai Yehuda in this Rosh Hashanah poem, knows that, for everything there is a season. The body, on the other hand, gets the seasons all muddled up.

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Rosh Hashanah: Weave Real Connections

Marge Piercy poem about gardens functions as a reflection upon how we spend out time and work. It’s appropriate, in other words, for Rosh Hashanah.

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High above Flood & Fire Ye Held the Scroll

Emma Lazarus writes a Statue of Liberty-type poem celebrating Rosh Hashanah.

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How Rosh Hashanah Is Like Swimming

Poet Enid Shomer describes Rosh Hashanah as a swimmer beginning on the surface but eventually sinking deep within the water/rituals.

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Entering the Days of Awe

Spiritual Sunday Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time of year when Jews do a spiritual self assessment and take upon themselves responsibility for the sins of the world. As the “days of awe” commence this coming Wednesday, I went looking for a good Rosh Hashanah poem. I found an excellent one by […]

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