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Creator, are you listening? : Israeli poets on God and prayer

Author: David C Jacobson
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Series: Jewish literature and culture.
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From the Publisher: In an anthology that is both scholarly and accessible to readers of contemporary poetry, David C. Jacobson examines the search for God in the work of six prominent Israeli poets-Yehudi Amichai, Admiel Kosman, Rivka Miriam, Zelda Mishkovsky, Hava Pinhas-Cohen, and Asher Reich. In the book's introduction, Jacobson explores the central role that poetry has always played and continues to play in our  Read more...
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Jacobson, David C., 1947-
Creator, are you listening?
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)606530483
Online version:
Jacobson, David C., 1947-
Creator, are you listening?
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608168656
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Jacobson
ISBN: 9780253348180 0253348188
OCLC Number: 70131085
Language Note: Text in English; poems in Hebrew with English translation -- verso page.
Description: xiv, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Note on translation --
Introduction: Religious dimension of Israeli poetry --
1: Small garden showed me signs that his mercies never cease / Zelda Mishkovsky --
Signs of God's presence within nature --
Delicate light of my peace --
Island --
There was something alarming --
In the kingdom of sunset --
Turning to God from the margins of society --
I am a dying bird --
Be not far --
Shadow of the white mountain --
Asking for god's help in confronting mortality --
All night I wept --
At this thought-filled hour --
Heavy silence --
2: Footprints of birds on the sand by the sea / Yehuda Amichai --
God and human suffering --
God's hand in the world --
God full of mercy --
For this you merit praise --
Our father our king --
After Auschwitz there's no theology --
Nature of religious experience --
God's fate --
I say with perfect faith --
God is steps that ascend --
Footprints of birds in the sand by the sea --
Prayer --
My father, my king --
Iam the last of them --
Gods change, prayers remain forever --
Even private prayer needs two --
Public prayer --
Verses of psalms --
3: Perhaps he'll answer me this time / Asher Reich --
On the possibility of relating to God --
Piyyut for nights of awe --
Voice --
Piyyut for days of awe --
Instead of a prayer --
If there are --
Kind of a prayer --
Black holes --
Speaking to God --
How shall I come --
Take my thoughts --
Travel prayer --
Ne'ihal --
4: For a person is a prayer / Rivka Miriam --
Innovative metaphors for God --
My God the soul you placed in me --
God of pears --
Booths --
Sensing the presence and absence of God --
I'll go to submit my plea --
My god breathes next to me --
In the beginning God crated --
Who will take us --
Adaptations of prayer imagery --
One --
Sanctification --
Shut --
5: To the place where love has a manifest name / Hava Pinhas-Cohen --
Individual spiritual path --
Communion --
Photosynthesis --
Manifest name --
Before his gates --
This is the time --
Communicating with God --
Plea --
Mother's prayer before dawn --
What is his intention --
Woman's mourner's Kaddish --
6: Creator, aren't you listening? / Admiel Kosman --
Human and the divine --
When that man was killed --
As one prays --
I don't move when I pray --
We've reached God --
Poem --
Psalm of the day --
Addressing God directly --
Something hurts --
Oh, the active intellect, the first cause --
Piyyut --
Note in the western wall --
Psalm --
Conclusion: Israeli poetry and the possibility of religious discourse in a secular age --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index of Hebrew poems --
Index.
Series Title: Jewish literature and culture.
Other Titles: Israeli poets on God and prayer
Responsibility: David C. Jacobson.
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Presents an anthology that examines the search for God in the work of six prominent Israeli poets - Yehuda Amichai, Admiel Kosman, Rivka Miriam, Zelda Mishkovsky, Hava Pinhas-Cohen, and Asher Reich.  Read more...

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"Jacobson's commentary is knowledgeable, his prose highly readable, and the selection of poems fascinating. This book will be ... welcome ... in the field of modern Hebrew literature." Naomi Read more...

 
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