this date, 47 years ago, martin buber passed away in jerusalem. he was 87 years old.
i regard martin buber as the greatest jewish philosopher since baruch spinoza in the xvii century, and not unlike...
Musicians tune their instruments and set buckets at their feet, artists hang their paintings and "cash only" signs on the iron fence surrounding the park and the bells of The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis...
One of the Family
This week, instead of memorizing a poem for the Mnemosyne Weekly, I'll be spending time with family. But I'd still like to share a poem with you. No matter what...
This month's Mnemosyne poem, by Izumi Shikibu, comes from The Ink Dark Moon and is translated by Jane Hirshfield, who I will interview this upcoming summer for Tiferet Talk. If you're not familiar with...
The sun is my spotlight
that One in the royal digs
guides its way
But no one knows I'm in it
no one is clapping
you're in it too!
So let's put on a good show
for our sparkling audience
'Rubaiyat' of Omar Kaiyyam, 'Hour of Grace,' by Edmund Dulac,
Yale University Library Collection
Because your sighs have fermented my blood, I need no wine.
My name on your lips is the longest Sura.
I begin the...