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Yehuda Amichai

Poems and Prayers

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Arabs and Jews have lived together for thousands of years. Our languages have cross-pollinated and we have developed a united mythology and set of traditions.This was all on display with the West-Coast premiere of Poems and Prayers, my third symphony.

The Radius Of The Boston Bomb

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Judy Bolton-Fasman

The great Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai wrote how the lives of these dead and wounded increase the radius of a bomb's crater. If that's the case, then the diameter of the bombs that went off in Boston stretched across the world.

On Tisha B'av, Move Beyond The Place Where We Are Right

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

How we talk to and about each other around issues that matter can destroy a city or maybe even a country. Words matter. Innuendo can kill. More and more, that seems to be true today, as well.

Know Before Whom You Stand: Learning From Everyone

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

We can all learn from those around us, and oftentimes we are forced to think in new and different ways when we keep an open mind to those who think differently than us.

Simchat Torah: Remembering Creation One More Time

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

I will celebrate Simchat Torah and hear again the chanting of the Creation, look at our tree and pray that the world will come to be what it should be.

Q&A With Nicole Krauss, Author of Great House and The History of Love

Elana Estrin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

While studying art history in graduate school, novelist Nicole Krauss spent hours in the library researching Rembrandt, only to find that she preferred imagining the details of his life instead.

Miral Screens at the United Nations General Assembly

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Schnabel's film does not instigate a new critique. Rather, continues a discourse in Israel with intellectuals and writers like David Grossman, Amos Oz, and Yehuda Amichai.