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Audio: Israeli Poet Sarah Feld & the Shabbat Calendar, Plus your Poems

Israeli Poet Sarah Feld reads her works and discusses her unique Shabbat Calendar. Plus, listener submitted poetry.
7/15/2012, 5:47 PM

A7 Radio's "Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast" with Ben Bresky
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Israeli poet Sarah Feld reads from her latest book of poetry inspired from living in the Jewish heartland of Israel. She also talks about her unique new calendar the Shabbat Calendar in which the Day of Rest is literally the center of the week. The unique hexagon format has the six days of the week surrounding the Sabbath day, which is in the middle of the page. "The Shabbat Calendar emphasizes the significance of Shabbat and returns it to the center where it belongs. It's a constant reminder of the centrality of the day of rest for body, mind and soul," Feld stated. At the bottom of each page is a quote from a famous Jewish figure about the Sabbath day.

Also, your poetry read on the air. Listener submitted poetry from the following:

Andrew Nacht
Courtney Druz
Stella Barbut
Nanette Rayman Rivera
Robin M. Miller
Aser Peleg
Andrea Kamens
Ruth Read

To submit your poetry email Please put "Poetry Submission" in the subject line.

Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit
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