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Representing Judaism as a baseball player and Jewish singer

Shlomo Lipman keeps God first - on the field and on the stage.

Representing Judaism as a baseball player and Jewish singer player

US Postal Service honors Jewish poet Shel Silverstein with ‘The Giving Tree’ stamps

USPS releases a new series of Forever stamps Friday in honor of Shel Silverstein, the Jewish author and illustrator who died in 1999.

US Postal Service stamps honor Jewish poet Shel Silverstein

Gone to flowers

Mankind has a great ability to unite Against.  Would we could use this strength of unity to unite For.

Gone to flowers

Renowned San Francisco Jewish street poet Jack Hirschman dies at 87

Hirschman, who released 100 works, was the city's poet laureate for three years and also translated Yiddish poetry.

San Francisco Jewish street poet Jack Hirschman dies at 87

My Raquel, my friend

My Raquel sits at a cafe in Tel Aviv to write, endlessly "Trying to dial myself but always a busy signal..." A story about a poet.

My Raquel, my friend

Up in the air

My parents were so honored to be Americans, living in the land of freedom and opportunity. They always would say: ‘Only in America’.

Up in the air

Israel, youngest and oldest of nations

Lockdowns, enemies, peace, politics? The eternal nation is not afraid of what lies ahead. Ode to Israel by Jorge Luis Borges.

Israel, youngest and oldest of nations

Winner of 2019 Hebrew Poetry Prize announced

“Sivan brings the heavens to earth, and the opposite, using everyday language together with cadences from Jewish sources.”

Winner of 2019 Hebrew Poetry Prize announced

Am Segula: Uri Tzvi Greenberg, prophet of catastrophe

Am Segula: Uri Tzvi Greenberg, prophet of catastrophe

Blood Libel Poet Chosen, Prize Ctee. Member Quits

Award removed from radical poet amid protest, rape charges - committee decides to return prize, forcing judge who opposed at start to leave.

Prize Ctee. Member Resigns After Blood Libel Poet Selected Again

PA Leaders Teach Children Anti-Israel Poem

The Palestinian Authority awarded an Egyptian writer for a poem that includes lines such as, "our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail."

PA Leaders Teach Children A Poem About 'Our Enemy, Zion'

Almond Branch for a Merkaz Boy

"Northern enemy nations came to the gates of Jerusalem.." Thus begins a poem by the grandmother of a victim of 2008's Merkaz HaRav massacre.

Almond Branch: Poem to a Slain Grandson