Looking for: Short forms of poetry

Friends, As many of you know, I enjoy experimenting with various forms of poetry and have recently been focusing on short forms because of the goal that I set for myself at the beginning of this calendar year. I post #APoemADay on my Twitter account so those daily poems must be short. Even more recently,… Continue reading Looking for: Short forms of poetry

Disillusionment

Some cultural aspects of Orthodox Judaism require a lot of explanation, which makes them challenging to write about with accuracy and general appeal both. Also, I am no authority on this subject and am sure to miss some pertinent points in any explanation that I offer. Nevertheless, I want to try, to the best of… Continue reading Disillusionment

The rabbi that ruined my Judaism

For people of faith, or for those with traditional bents, there's a real danger in getting to know their clergy too well. It began years ago when the rabbi said, "Fuck." I was stunned at first but didn't show it - I just nodded and responded appropriately. After all, the profanity wasn't aimed at me… Continue reading The rabbi that ruined my Judaism