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Baruch November: Dream 12

They tell me it is okay to dance
to this music as we all should
be very modern religious Jews
who need to bust the most modern moves.

January 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Baruch November: Our Captain Speaking

hard pretzels curved to the shape
of life’s perilous twists

May 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yehoshua November: At the Request of the Organization for Jewish Prisoners

Three bearded rabbinical students in a rented car, trunk filled with menorah kits and grape-juice bottles, we pulled away from the all-male yeshiva in New Jersey and headed west, into … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

Yehoshua November: Falling from the Sky

When we found out our daughter had gone deaf, I did not question God’s fairness— not out of faith but because my whole life it had always seemed that at … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yehoshua November: Conjoined Twins

My father was a resident in the hospital
when my young mother gave birth to them. Two bodies
and one heart.

July 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

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