I’ve highlighted some poets and poems that speak to me for the moment we are in, but I encourage you, too, to poke around on your own from among Israeli writers and find what resonates with you.
Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Rabbi Reuven Greenvald is the former director of Israel engagement at the Union for Reform Judaism. His experience in re-thinking Israel engagement comes from work on innovative initiatives in the North American program of the Jewish Agency for Israel.
One iconic, modern Hebrew song about Sukkot is far more than a simple holiday song for children.
Israeli poet Adi Keissar’s description of the world – the messed-up world – rings true in her own country and in the world at large.
In Israel, not only do traditional religious norms create challenges to LGBTQ rights, but so does Hebrew – because, unlike English, it is a highly gendered language.