Category Archives: books

Texts to the Holy

My next collection of poetry, Texts to the Holy, is due from Ben Yehuda Press in 2018. Here’s some advance praise for the collection:   from  Merle Feld, author of A Spiritual Life and Finding Words: These poems are remarkable, radiating

Texts to the Holy

My next collection of poetry, Texts to the Holy, is due from Ben Yehuda Press in 2018. Here’s some advance praise for the collection:   from  Merle Feld, author of A Spiritual Life and Finding Words: These poems are remarkable, radiating

Open My Lips

Ben Yehuda Press, April 2016 This volume of contemporary liturgical poetry is both a poetry collection and an aid to devotional prayer. This collection dips into the deep well of Jewish tradition and brings forth renewed and renewing adaptations of,

Open My Lips

Ben Yehuda Press, April 2016 This volume of contemporary liturgical poetry is both a poetry collection and an aid to devotional prayer. This collection dips into the deep well of Jewish tradition and brings forth renewed and renewing adaptations of,

Toward Sinai

Toward Sinai: Omer Poems Velveteen Rabbi Press, 2016 The Omer is the period of 49 days between Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot. Through counting the Omer, we link liberation with revelation. Once we counted the days between the Pesach barley offering

Toward Sinai

Toward Sinai: Omer Poems Velveteen Rabbi Press, 2016 The Omer is the period of 49 days between Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot. Through counting the Omer, we link liberation with revelation. Once we counted the days between the Pesach barley offering

Waiting to Unfold

Waiting to Unfold Phoenicia Publishing, 2013. Waiting to Unfold offers an unflinching and honest look at the challenges and blessings of early parenthood. Poet and rabbi Rachel Barenblat wrote one poem during each week of her son’s first year of

Waiting to Unfold

Waiting to Unfold Phoenicia Publishing, 2013. Waiting to Unfold offers an unflinching and honest look at the challenges and blessings of early parenthood. Poet and rabbi Rachel Barenblat wrote one poem during each week of her son’s first year of

70 faces

70 faces / Torah poems Phoenicia Publishing, 2011 Each of the poems in 70 Faces arose in conversation with the Five Books of Moses. These poems interrogate, explore, and lovingly respond to Torah texts — the uplifting parts alongside the

70 faces

70 faces / Torah poems Phoenicia Publishing, 2011 Each of the poems in 70 Faces arose in conversation with the Five Books of Moses. These poems interrogate, explore, and lovingly respond to Torah texts — the uplifting parts alongside the

Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah for Pesach

The Story Behind The Haggadah This haggadah grew out of my desire for a seder text which cherishes the tradition and also augments that tradition with contemporary poetry, moments of mindfulness, a theology of liberation, and sensitivity to different forms

Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah for Pesach

The Story Behind The Haggadah This haggadah grew out of my desire for a seder text which cherishes the tradition and also augments that tradition with contemporary poetry, moments of mindfulness, a theology of liberation, and sensitivity to different forms

Chapbooks

See Me: Elul Poems Velveteen Rabbi Press, 2015 The lunar month of Elul (leading up to the Days of Awe / Jewish high holidays) is a time for self-examination, contemplation, and the inner work of teshuvah, repentance or return. Here

Chapbooks

See Me: Elul Poems Velveteen Rabbi Press, 2015 The lunar month of Elul (leading up to the Days of Awe / Jewish high holidays) is a time for self-examination, contemplation, and the inner work of teshuvah, repentance or return. Here