A Song Every Day

Thoughts on Torah, prayer and Jewish miscellany

Flags, Horns, and Walls

This week’s Torah reading closes the Book of Numbers, leaving the People — who have journeyed for 40 years, losing many people in the process and raising new generations — … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Picture, Part 2

In Bialik’s poem, the Matmid, there is both a collective of students and a “lonely voice,” chanting solo at night: His comrades three await him in his place, They, who … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Wrong with this Picture?

The Hebrew Poetry group at Temple Micah (DC) is exploring some works of Chaim Nachman Bialik (1873–1934; also: Haim or Hayim). So I have recently discovered “The Talmud Student,” one … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Protected: HaMatmid: materials for Hebrew poetry

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Balak, Dead50, and Frederick Douglass

The U.S. was in a “lingering period of childhood,” said Frederick Douglass on the occasion of Independence Day in 1852. “Were the nation older, the patriot’s heart might be sadder, … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment
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