A Poem for Tisha B’Av

The Ninth of Av –for Maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum, z”l ​In the rhythm of the year our temple fell. We sat low. As if we might fall again but not as far. We sat low closer to the ground. We had fallen also in the heat of August in the month of Av. Although “I know … Read more

Verse of April

Just released Verse of April: Hymn For the Living Poet. I have poems in there in homage to three poet-friends. Kit Robinson, Sabine Huynh, and Bill Lavender. You can find the poems and other homages here.  

Dreams & Afflictive States of Mind

Dreams and Afflictive States of Mind With Poet and Author Rodger Kamenetz Register Here When: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – 7 PM to 9 PM Where: Virtual Zoom Event Fee: CIL Member: $10 Non Members: Suggested Donation $20 ​Pre-registration Required – upon registration you will receive and email with a Zoom Link Rodger Kamenetz is an … Read more

THE RABBI PUPPET OF PRAGUE

My friend Richard Katrovas created the Prague Summer Program in the wake of the Velvet Revolution and I was fortunate to teach in it many times in the summer. I got to learn the culture of Prague, especially the Jewish culture of the Jewish Quarter with its twin icons, the Golem and Franz Kafka.  Eventually … Read more