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"BEHOLD, O LORD, THY FAITHFUL PEOPLE!", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: "as free-will gifts, as bonds of love"
Subject(s): Family Life;jews;love;parents;togetherness; Relatives;judaism;parenthood


"BENJAMIN DISRAELI, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Disraeli dead! The trappings of late days
Last Line: A tear upon the wreath
Subject(s): "death;disraeli, Benjamin (1804-1881);honor;jews;memory;" "dead, The;judaism;


"NOW DIE AWAY, MY TUNEFUL SONG", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: In recent shrouds
Subject(s): Jews;mourning; Judaism;bereavement


"SIR HUGH, OR THE JEW'S DAUGHTER (1)", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Four and twenty bonny boys
Last Line: Sin adam's days begun
Subject(s): Jews;murder; Judaism


"THE FIRST, THE LAST: A POEM OF EZRA", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: He said to me: in the beginning of the world
Last Line: So the end will come through me & through no other
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


"THE PIRKE DE RABBI ELIEZER, SELS.", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The origin of sky / was from the light of his own robe
Last Line: Be earth
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


1648 : FOR COSSACKS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Bitter times / the cossack krivno
Last Line: Jewish prey
Subject(s): Cossacks;jews;mysticism - Judaism;pogroms; Judaism


1905, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While my father walked through mud
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


1939, by ELAINE TERRANOVA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A woman takes a small girl's hand
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


3 POEMS FOR SABBATAI ZEVI ... AFTER HIS CONVERSION TO ISLAM: 1, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A glow of true messiah
Last Line: For gayness to king david's son
Subject(s): Conversion;jews;messiah;mysticism - Judaism;sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676); Judaism


3 POEMS FOR SABBATAI ZEVI ... AFTER HIS CONVERSION TO ISLAM: 2, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Was born -- the child of life
Last Line: Lit up the moon by daylight
Subject(s): Conversion;jews;messiah;mysticism - Judaism;sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676); Judaism


3 POEMS FOR SABBATAI ZEVI ... AFTER HIS CONVERSION TO ISLAM: 3, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sabbatai is myrrh root
Last Line: King sabbatai zevi
Subject(s): Conversion;jews;messiah;mysticism - Judaism;sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676); Judaism


5666-NEW YEAR-1905, by JACOB KLEIN    Poem Text                
First Line: From old to new, with broadening sweep
Last Line: Held by the hand of god.
Subject(s): Holidays; Jews; New Year; Rosh Hashanah; Judaism


A CALENDAR: THE YEAR OF THE MESSIAH, by ELEAZAR HA-KALLIR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those days: that time
Subject(s): Calendars; Jews; Messiah; Mysticism - Judaism; Rites & Ceremonies; Judaism


A CALL TO ISRAEL, by CORA WILBURN    Poem Text                
First Line: Where is the modern judah maccabee?
Last Line: Arise! Arm! Strike! Do freedom's holy will!
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Oppression; Russia; Liberty; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


A CALL TO THE BUILDERS, by HELEN GRAY CONE    Poem Text                
First Line: Ye may not rear it now,-though some aver
Last Line: The light of lives with oil of knowledge fed!
Alternate Author Name(s): Green, Coroebus
Subject(s): Israel; Jerusalem; Jews; Synagogues; Judaism


A CAMP IN THE PRUSSIAN FOREST, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk beside the prisoners to the road
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; World War Ii; Shoah; Judaism; Second World War


A CHARM AGAINST LILITH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Black striga / black on black
Last Line: Like a wolf she crushes
Subject(s): Charms (magic);jews;lilith;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


A CRY FOR ZION, by LOUIS SMIRNOW    Poem Text                
First Line: Behold, as I sit here, alone and forlorn
Last Line: "here on earth, o return me, return my beth-el!"
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Nations; Pain; Zionism; Judaism; Suffering; Misery


A CRY FROM RUSSIA, by HERMINE SCHWED    Poem Text                
First Line: Brothers, my brothers-you that are free
Last Line: The days are long and bitter for me.
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Persecution; Russia; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


A CURSE & ANGRY POEM AGAINST THE NATIONS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that do not know thee & upon the
Last Line: Who made them
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


A DEATH FUGUE, by PAUL ANTSCHEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Black milk of morning we drink you at dusktime
Alternate Author Name(s): Celan, Paul; Anczel, Paul
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Shoah; Judaism


A GERMAN REQUIEM, by JAMES FENTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not what they built. It is what they knocked down
Subject(s): Germany; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Germans; Shoah; Judaism


A HYMN FOR THE RELIEF OF ISRAEL, by CANON JENKINS    Poem Text                
First Line: When israel's sons in egypt groaned
Last Line: And set thy chosen people free!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Jews - Exodus From Egypt; Oppression; Judaism


A HYMN OF ZION, by JOEL BLAU    Poem Text                
First Line: Zion, we love thee well
Last Line: O'er zion's hill!
Subject(s): Faith; Freedom; Israel; Jerusalem; Jews; Zionism; Belief; Creed; Liberty; Judaism


A HYMN TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, by THOMAS OLIVERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The god of abraham praise
Last Line: Through jesus' blood!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


A JEWISH FAMILY; IN A SMALL VALLEY OPPOSITE ST. GOAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Genius of raphael! If thy wings
Last Line: And proud jerusalem!
Subject(s): Germany; Jews; Rhine (river), Europe; Germans; Judaism


A JOURNEY AWAY, by CARL RAKOSI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed last night
Alternate Author Name(s): Rawley, Callmann
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


A LEGEND, by JEHOASH    Poem Text                
First Line: To the home of the rabbi a lord in his splendor
Last Line: At the home where his teacher abides.
Alternate Author Name(s): Joash
Subject(s): Bible; Clergy; Jews; Legends, Arabic; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


A LETTER FROM BERLIN, by JON STALLWORTHY                    Poet's Biography
First Line: My dear, today a letter from berlin
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; War; Shoah; Judaism


A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On summer nights I sleep naked
Last Line: On the day of the resurrection
Subject(s): Fathers; Jews; Judaism


A LITTLE HISTORY, by DAVID LEHMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some people find out they are jews
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


A MARTYR'S DEATH, by MENAHEM IBN SARUK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where is now elijah's god?'
Last Line: And died for them a martyr's death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Menahem Ben Saruq; Menahem Ben Jacob
Subject(s): Death; Elijah; Jews; Dead, The; Judaism


A NUMBER BLESSING, by CHARLIE MORROW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: B / a / r / u / ch
Subject(s): Blessings; Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


A PASSOVER HYMN FROM THE HAGGADA, by J. F.    Poem Text                
First Line: O! Speed'ly build thy temple shrine
Last Line: All humankind entwine.
Subject(s): Jews; Justice; Passover; Judaism


A POEM ABOUT ASHERA: HOW SHE GOES TO BULL GOD EL TO SEEK HOUSE FOR SON, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: So ashera sets out
Last Line: The grey of your beard has surely taught you
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism;mythology; Judaism


A POEM FOR BAR YOHAI, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: O you bar yohai
Last Line: Eyes cannot see
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism;simeon Bar Yohai (2nd Century)


A POEM FOR THE HIGH PRIEST, by MESHULLAM THE GREAT BEN KALONYMOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a tent / stretched tight
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


A POEM FOR THE SEFIROT AS WHEEL OF LIGHT, by NAFTALI BACHARACH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: & going 'round
Alternate Author Name(s): Bacharach, Naphtali Ben Jacob Elhana
Subject(s): Cabbala; Mysticism - Judaism; Kabbala; Kabbalah


A POEM FOR THE SHEKINAH ON THE FEAST OF THE SABBATH, by ISAAC BEN SOLOMON LURIA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have sung / an old measure
Alternate Author Name(s): Ashkenazi, Isaac
Subject(s): Feasts; Mysticism - Judaism


A POEM FOR THE SMALL FACE, by ISAAC BEN SOLOMON LURIA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sons of his palace
Alternate Author Name(s): Ashkenazi, Isaac
Subject(s): Mysticism – Judaism; Sabbath


A POOR JEW, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Left in a world of relatives
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


A PRAYER, by V. H. FRIEDLANDER    Poem Text                
First Line: Leave not a veil before my eyes
Last Line: A heart to understand.
Subject(s): Grief; Jews; Sorrow; Sadness; Judaism


A PRAYER, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord! Who art merciful as well as just
Last Line: My sins and my contrition.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): God; Jews; Prayer; Judaism


A PURIM POEM, by ISABELLA ROSA HESS    Poem Text                
First Line: You know the tale of queen esther
Last Line: "the story of esther the ""star."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hadassah
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Jews; Poetry & Poets; Women; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


A PURIM RETROSPECT, by W. S. HOWARD    Poem Text                
First Line: Come tell us the story again
Last Line: "if only that one heart be true."
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Jews - Women; Massacres; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Shoah; Judaism


A SABBATH HYMN, by ISAAC BEN SOLOMON LURIA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This day is for israel light and rejoicing
Last Line: Attributed to isaac luria.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ashkenazi, Isaac
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


A SONG OF ISRAEL, by JAMES HAZARD CUTHBERT    Poem Text                
First Line: O israel! Wanderer through the weary years
Last Line: Their warfare done.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cuthbert, J. H.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Jews - Exodus From Egypt; Wandering & Wanderers; Judaism; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


A SONG OF LIFE, by ABRAHAM IBN EZRA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For god, the living lord, my soul's athirst
Last Line: Each soul of life his god must bless.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Life; Praise; Judaism


A SONG OF REDEMPTION, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Captive of sorrow on a foreign shore
Last Line: Our king will save!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): Jews; Redemption; Judaism


A SONG OF ZION, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are coming, we are coming. Fling our banner
Last Line: Behold the hosts of israel are coming, coming home!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Home; Israel; Jews; National Songs; Zionism; Judaism; National Anthems


A SONG OF ZION, by WALTER VERNON-EPSTEIN    Poem Text                
First Line: Jerusalem, my boast and pride
Last Line: Our fatherland to see.
Subject(s): Faith; Israel; Jews; Patriotism; Zionism; Belief; Creed; Judaism


A SONNET, by M. L. R. BRESLAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Serene, translucent as yon maytime star
Last Line: And feeds the heart with hopeless endless pain.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


A STORY ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In my grandmother's house there was always chicken soup
Last Line: But to live in the tragic world forever.
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; World War Ii; Shoah; Judaism; Second World War


A SUCCOTH HYMN, by JOSEPH LEISER    Poem Text                
First Line: For garnered fields and meadows cropped
Last Line: In one vast, universal whole.
Subject(s): Jews; Love; Judaism


A TABERNACLE THOUGHT, by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lovely grapes and apples
Last Line: Of the coming years.
Subject(s): Babies; Jews; Infants; Judaism


A TALE FROM THE TALMUD, by WILLIAM DEARNESS    Poem Text                
First Line: In judah, in the days of story
Last Line: Her hero dames shall bloom amain.
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Poetry & Poets; Tyranny & Tyrants; Judaism; Dictators


A TALISMAN FOR VENUS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: 22 47 16 41 10 35 4
Last Line: 46 15 40 9 34 3 28
Subject(s): Jews;magic;mysticism - Judaism;mythology - Classical;venus (goddess); Judaism


A THOUGHT FOR THE NINTH OF AB, by ISABELLA ROSA HESS    Poem Text                
First Line: Swinging low by a garden wall
Last Line: Where'er the seeds were sown!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hadassah
Subject(s): Jews; Temples; Judaism; Mosques


A TRIBUTE TO THE JEWS, by RUFUS CLEMENT HOPKINS    Poem Text                
First Line: Since terah's son from chaldea went
Last Line: In science, literature and art.
Subject(s): Bible; Honor; Israel; Jews; Judaism


A VISION OF THE VOICE OF YAHVEH, by AMOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is what yahveh adonai
Alternate Author Name(s): Amos The Prophet
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


AARON LEVY GREEN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Now dimly thro' our tears we see his face
Last Line: Us worthy of joining him on high
Subject(s): Honor;immortality;jews;memory;rest; Judaism


AARON'S BREASTPLATE, by ANNA SHIPTON    Poem Text                
First Line: In the wondrous breastplate golden
Last Line: Ever in our father's sight.
Subject(s): Aaron; Bible; God; Jews; Judaism


ABBA JACOB AT BAT, by MARILYN NELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A young visitor [or, secular] / wearing an angels cap
Alternate Author Name(s): Waniek, Marilyn Nelson
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


ABRAHAM, by JOHN STUART BLACKIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I will sing a song of heroes
Last Line: On east and west with brothered rays.
Subject(s): Abraham; Bible; God; Jews; Judaism


ABRAHAM AND HIS GODS, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the full-eyed syrian moon
Last Line: By angels and by men adored.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Abraham; Islam; Jews; Judaism


AD, by KENNETH FEARING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wanted: men: / millions of men are wanted at once in a big new field;
Last Line: Take a job in the coming profession: / wages: death
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


AD ASTRA: 97, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Are there not signs that god still loveth them?
Last Line: With dawning greatness of the jewish name!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): God; Jerusalem; Jews; Judaism


ADAS ISRAEL, by M. BEYER    Poem Text                
First Line: O israel! In the morn's returning light
Last Line: The shining glories of thine ancient reign.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Jews - Exodus From Egypt; Judaism


ADOLF EICHMANN, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I want no tricks in speaking of this man
Last Line: Lord, forgive me, I can't keep down my hate
Subject(s): Eichmann, Adolf (1906-1962); Hate; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Nazis; Shoah; Judaism; National Socialism


ADON OLAM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Before thy heavenly word revealed the wonders / of thy will
Last Line: And in early dawn I wake and find thee ever near
Subject(s): Creation;god;jews; Judaism


ADON OLAM, by GEORGE HENRY BORROW    Poem Text                
First Line: Reigned the universe's master, ere were earthly
Last Line: And therewith my body also; god's my god—I fear no one.
Subject(s): Faith; God; Jews; Belief; Creed; Judaism


ADON OLAM, by ISRAEL GOLLANCZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eternal lord, his praise I sing
Last Line: God guarding me, I have no fear.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Praise; Judaism


ADON OLAM, by JESSIE E. SAMPTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The everlasting lord who reigned
Last Line: The lord's with me; I have no fear.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Judaism


ADON OLAM, by DAVID AARON DE SOLA    Poem Text                
First Line: Lord over all! Whose power the sceptre swayed
Last Line: The lord with me,—no fears my soul can shake.
Alternate Author Name(s): De Sola, D. A.
Subject(s): Creation; God; Jews; Judaism


ADON OLAM, by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord of the world, he reigned alone
Last Line: Rest in the lord in fearless calm.
Subject(s): Devotion; God; Jews; Judaism


ADONAI MELECH, by SOLOMON SOLIS-COHEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The lord is king! The lord was king! Forever shall the lord be king!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cohen, Solomon Solis
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; God; Jews; Prayer; Yom Kippur; Judaism


ADORATION, by JEANNE MARIE BOUVIER DE LA MOTTE GUYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love my god, but with no love of mine
Last Line: Our source, our centre, and our dwelling-place!
Alternate Author Name(s): Guion, De La Mothe; Guyon, Jeanne Marie Bouvieres De La Mothe; Guyon Du Chesnoy
Variant Title(s): By Thy Life I Live
Subject(s): God; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


ADORATION, by DAVID LEVY    Poem Text                
First Line: To israel the charge belongs
Last Line: And one thy name shall be.
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Love; Worship; Judaism


AFTER AUSCHWITZ, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Anger, / as black as a hook
Subject(s): God; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Religion; Shoah; Judaism; Theology


AFTER YOM KIPPUR, by CORA WILBURN    Poem Text                
First Line: The great white fast! The day that solemnly
Last Line: Bind all of life in one vast brotherhood.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Friendship; Jews; Yom Kippur; Judaism


AIR VIEW OF AN INDUSTRIAL SCENE, by ANDREW HUDGINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a train at the ramp, unloading people
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; World War Ii; Shoah; Judaism; Second World War


AKIBA, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O heart, who art a fable, new and true
Last Line: Aye, kissed by god, your feet on crowns have trod.
Subject(s): Akiva Ben Joseph, Rabbi (50-135 A.d.); Death; Heaven; Israel; Jews; Dead, The; Paradise; Judaism


AKIBA, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is covered with signs. The body and face of man
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Judaism


ALL THE WORLD SHALL COME TO SERVE THEE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: Shall hail thee crowned king
Subject(s): God;jews;praise; Judaism


ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN, by SHEM TOV BEN JOSEPH FALAQUERA    Poem Text                
First Line: Adapt thyself to time and circumstance
Last Line: But if an ass thou meetest simply bray.
Alternate Author Name(s): Palquera, Ben Joseph
Subject(s): Jews; Men; Judaism


AN EPITAPH, by BEN JACOB    Poem Text                
First Line: Here lies nachshon, man of great renown
Last Line: Now he is gone, he gets a stone instead.
Subject(s): Death; Hunger; Jews; Dead, The; Judaism


AN INVOCATION, by ISIDORE G. ASCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, harp of judah! Wake again!
Last Line: And lend its sweetness to my dreams!
Subject(s): Freedom; Jews; Judah (bible); Liberty; Judaism


AN ORIENTAL MAIDEN, by J. O. JENKYNS    Poem Text                
First Line: Thou fairest one of judah's daughters
Last Line: And bid me not away
Subject(s): Hearts; Jews; Jews - Women; Love; Judaism


AND THE HEAVENS SHALL YIELD THEIR DEW, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, that art the trust, the strength
Last Line: "and the heavens shall yield their dew!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): Faith; God; Heaven; Jews; Belief; Creed; Paradise; Judaism


AND ZION BE THE GLORY YET, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "o tribe of ancestry, be dumb, thy parchment roll"
Last Line: And zion be the glory yet and wonder of the earth
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry;jews;zionism; Judaism


ANGEL, by TRISTAN TZARA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Color recomposes / the liquid hanged men
Alternate Author Name(s): Rosenstock, Sami; Rosenfeld, S.
Subject(s): Dadaism; Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


ANNOTATIONS OF AUSCHWITZ: 1, by PETER PORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the burnt flesh is finally at rest
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Human Rights; Jews; Shoah; Judaism


ANNOTATIONS OF AUSCHWITZ: 7, by PETER PORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: London is full of chickens on electric spits
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


AS JACOB SERVED FOR RACHEL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Twas the love that lightened service!
Last Line: "twas love that lightened service, / the old, old story sweet"
Subject(s): Jacob (bible);jews; Judaism


AS THE STARS AND THE SANDS, by SHIMEON FRUG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hills and the valleys are flooded with moonlight
Last Line: S. Frug.
Alternate Author Name(s): Frug, Simeon Grigoryevich
Subject(s): Creation; Jews; Judaism


AT ELLIS ISLAND, by MARGARET LIVINGSTON CHANLER ALDRICH    Poem Text                
First Line: Across the land their long lines pass
Last Line: A land to which all peoples turn.
Subject(s): Ellis Island, New York Harbor; Jews; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Sea Voyages; Travel; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Judaism; Journeys; Trips


AT LAST, by ADELAIDE G. WATERS    Poem Text                
First Line: The rabbi levi let his thoughts be cast
Last Line: So, smiling, he passed out into the light.
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Memory; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


AT SAMARIA, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We climbed the hill where from samaria's crown
Last Line: And herod but the shadow of a name!
Subject(s): Herod The Great (73-4 B.c.); Jews; Judaism


AT SINAI, by ISABELLA ROSA HESS    Poem Text                
First Line: Down from the mist-clad mountain moses came
Last Line: Whate'er the lord hath bidden, shall we do!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hadassah
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Moses; Sinai, Mount; Ten Commandments; Judaism


AT THE GATE, by NATHAN FREDERICK SPIELVOGEL    Poem Text                
First Line: They drive me out of my country
Last Line: They'll be led by the alien jew.
Subject(s): Exiles; Jews; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Judaism; Journeys; Trips


ATTA TROLL; A SUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM: CAPUT 6, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet perchance 'tis beneficial
Last Line: "what there is of public taste."
Subject(s): Animals; Jews; Judaism


ATTENTION OF HYMEN, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The atheist bride is dressed in blue
Subject(s): Marriage; Jews; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Judaism


AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL, by ABRAHAM MOSES KLEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the ghetto streets where a jewboy
Last Line: Delighting in the sobbed oriental note.
Alternate Author Name(s): Klein, A. M.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Family Life; Jews; Relatives; Judaism


AUTOBIOGRAPHY, by DAN PAGIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I died with the first blow and was buried
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


AUTUMN SONGS, by SHIMEON FRUG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The jews, my brothers, will they understand me?
Last Line: My song, my melancholy song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Frug, Simeon Grigoryevich
Subject(s): Jews; Melancholy; Poetry & Poets; Judaism; Dejection


AWAKENING, by JESSIE E. SAMPTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where wait the soldiers of the lord
Last Line: From scabbard's rust!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


B'NAI B'RITH, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: Adown the vista of the long ago
Last Line: And with its bloom and fragrance fill the earth!
Variant Title(s): I.o.b.b. Poem: 57th Anniversary
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Independent Order B'nai Brith; Jews; B'nai Brith; Judaism


B'NAI BRITH, by ROSALIE IDA BLUN STRAUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Pause, o ye winds of heaven, pause in your
Last Line: Light! Light! For the night-wrapt world—yea, spread it to the poles.
Alternate Author Name(s): Straus, Mrs. Isidor
Subject(s): Independent Order B'nai Brith; Jews; B'nai Brith; Judaism


BABII YAR, by YEVGENY ALEXANDROVICH YEVTUSHENKO    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: No monument stands over babii yar
Alternate Author Name(s): Evtushenko, Evgeni
Subject(s): Anti-semitism; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Russia - Pogroms; Shoah; Judaism


BABYLON, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Thou glory of a thousand kings
Last Line: Hurled headlong from thy lofty throne- / forgotten and forlorn!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers;jews;war; Judaism


BACK, MY SOUL, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Back my soul, into thy nest
Last Line: Be thou the courtier.
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): Heaven; Jews; Soul; Paradise; Judaism


BAR KOCHBA, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Weep, israel! Your tardy need outpour
Last Line: Nobler the conquered than the conqueror's end!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judaism


BARONESS DE ROTHSCHILD, by EMILY MARION HARRIS    Poem Text                
First Line: Though life may fade, love never dies
Last Line: Who loved her god; whose god is love.
Subject(s): Death; Honor; Immortality; Jews; Love; Dead, The; Judaism


BE NOT LIKE SERVANTS BASELY BRED, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Antigonus of socho said
Last Line: Is better than all life in this.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): Clergy; Jacob (bible); Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


BEFORE BATTLE, by SAMUEL ROTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We have toiled, o lord, with our blood and might
Last Line: Our faith in thee.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Pain; Praise; Judaism; Suffering; Misery


BEFORE THE ARK, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When solomon, great king of israel
Last Line: "know ye before whom you stand!"
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Solomon (10th Century B.c.); Temples; Judaism; Mosques


BELSHAZZAR, by BRYAN WALLER PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Belshazzar is king! Belshazzar is lord!
Last Line: And a mede's on the throne of belshazzar the king.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Belshazzar; Courts & Courtiers; Jews; Praise; Judaism


BEN KARSHOOK'S WISDOM, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Would a man 'scape the rod?'
Last Line: And struck the simple, solemn.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


BEN-AMMI AND THE FAIRIES; A RABBINCAL TALE, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once on a time a stranger came
Last Line: The blessed art of doing good!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


BENJAMIN ARTOM, by RE HENRY    Poem Text                
First Line: With mournful pomp they bore him to the grave
Last Line: He loved them—let them comfort her who mourns him most!
Subject(s): Clergy; Death; Honor; Jews; Memory; Mourning; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Dead, The; Judaism; Bereavement


BETWEEN TWO STOOLS, by JOHN HEATH    Poem Text                
First Line: Ned will not keep the jewish sabbath, not he
Last Line: He halts betwixt them both and so keeps neither.
Subject(s): Churches; Jews; Religious Freedom; Cathedrals; Judaism


BEZALEL, by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bezalel, filled with wisdom to design
Last Line: A dying rabble in a wilderness.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Jews; Judaism


BLESSING THE LIGHTS, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Silver candlesticks that beam
Last Line: "shining, beaming, god, for thee."
Subject(s): Candles; Jews; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


BLOOD V. BULLION, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "well then, it now appears you need my help"
Last Line: Hath a dog money?'' blood's response is-'nay!'
Subject(s): Jews;jews - Persecution;russia;tyranny & Tyrants; Judaism;soviet Union;russians


BOOK OF FORMATION: 10 COUNTINGS, WITH COMMENTAIRES, SELS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Call it a mist of light and sound of a faint idea of interposition of being
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


BOOK OF THE SAYINGS OF THE LORD, SELS., by JACOB FRANK    Poem Source                
First Line: It is in your ancient books that there is an island hidden in the sea
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


BOW OF BEAUTY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bow of beauty, arching o'er us, tinted with unearthly dyes
Last Line: Love's and mercy's light assuming, like the rainbow it doth shine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Angels; Beauty; Cupid; Heaven; Jews; Love; Eros; Paradise; Judaism


BREAKING OPEN, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I come into the room. The room stands waiting
Last Line: "to discover the country of our waking
Subject(s): Civil Rights Movement; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Prisons & Prisoners; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975; Shoah; Judaism


BRIDE'S SONG AGAINST DEMONS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: High on a pillow sits with bandaged hands & feet her double sits beside her
Last Line: The custom of the girls
Subject(s): Brides;jews - Women;mysticism - Judaism


BROTHERLY LOVE, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rabbi judah, so the scribes relate
Last Line: "loveth his brother as he loves himself."
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Love; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


BURIAL OF MOSES, by CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By nebo's lonely mountain
Last Line: Of him he loved so well.
Alternate Author Name(s): Humprheys, Cecil Frances; Alexander, C. F., Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Moses; Religion; Dead, The; Judaism; Theology


BURNED, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have to go back into the forge room
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Factories; Jews; World War Ii; Farewell; Fathers; Grief; Conduct Of Life; Work; Workers; Judaism; Second World War; Parting; Sorrow; Sadness


BUT WHO SHALL SEE, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But who shall see the glorious day
Last Line: Some long-lost exile home!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Jews; Religion; Zionism; Judaism; Theology


BY BABEL'S STREAMS, by HENRY PEREIRA MENDES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By babel's streams we sat, we wept
Last Line: If we forget thy glory.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mendes, H. Pereira
Subject(s): Bible; Israel; Jews; Judaism


BY THE RIVERS, by SHIRLEY KAUFMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That spring he was fourteen
Last Line: By the rivers of salt.
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Duty; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Memory; Poetry & Poets; Survival; Shoah; Judaism


BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON WE SAT DOWN AND WEPT, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sat down and wept by the waters
Last Line: With the voice of the spoiler by me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Variant Title(s): Psalm 137
Subject(s): Grief; Jews; Sorrow; Sadness; Judaism


CHANUKAH, by MARGARET FREEMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Little candles shed your light
Last Line: Would we need a maccabee?
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Israel; Jews; Light; Judaism


CHANUKAH, by CECILIA GERSON    Poem Text                
First Line: The hand of time moves o'er the dial
Last Line: That leap to glory and to god!
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Jews; Slavery; Judaism; Serfs


CHANUKAH, by MARION HARTOG    Poem Text                
First Line: Down-trodden 'neath the syrian heel
Last Line: And live for evermore.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; History; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Memory; Temples; Historians; Shoah; Judaism; Mosques


CHANUKAH, by LOUIS STERN    Poem Text                
First Line: We welcome thee joyfully, glorious night
Last Line: Right and truth forever.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; God; Hanukkah; Jews; Judaism


CHANUKAH HYMN, by ADOLPH HUEBSCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, the true that follow thee
Last Line: Thy command we follow will.
Subject(s): Faith; Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Jews; Victory; Belief; Creed; Judaism


CHANUKAH IN RUSSIA, 1905, by E. L. LEVETUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Set high the light where all may see
Last Line: That like our sires we shall be free.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Holocaust, Jewish - Liberation; Jews; Judaism


CHANUKAH LIGHTS, by HAROLD DEBREST    Poem Text                
First Line: You see these slender tapers standing there
Last Line: Its way to god and immortality.
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Israel; Jews; Paradise; Shoah; Judaism


CHANUKAH LIGHTS, by M. M.    Poem Text                
First Line: A single light is kindled and it glows
Last Line: And breathes new hope into his soul.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Jews; Light; Judaism


CHANUKAH LIGHTS, by PHILIP MAX RASKIN    Poem Text                
First Line: I kindled my eight little candles
Last Line: A heavenly-glorious light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Raskin, P. M.
Subject(s): Courage; Fasts & Feasts; Freedom; Hanukkah; Jews; Light; Valor; Bravery; Liberty; Judaism


CHILDREN'S RAIN SONGS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: O the rain drop drop drop
Last Line: Whatever there is to eat
Subject(s): Drought;jews;mysticism - Judaism;rain; Judaism


CHRISTIAN AND JEW; A DIALOGUE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh happy, happy land!
Last Line: Let life begin.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Christianity; Jews; Judaism


COME NOT, O LORD!, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come not, o lord! In the dread robe of splendour
Last Line: Oh! Turn upon us the mild light of thy love!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


COME, MY BELOVED, by M. M.    Poem Text                
First Line: Come, my beloved, to meet the bride
Last Line: With joy receive the sabbath bride.
Subject(s): Brides; Jews; Love - Marital; Sabbath; Judaism; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Sunday


CONCERNING THE RIGHT TO LIFE, by JORIE GRAHAM                    Poet's Biography
First Line: As I rounded the corner - noiselessly - as if wide unseeable
Variant Title(s): The Right To Life
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women; Women In The Bible; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Shoah; Judaism; Virgin Mary


CONCRETE POEM: YHVH GREAT GOD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


CONFIDENCE, by MAX SIMON NORDAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the state to the prelate your pay we will withhold
Last Line: And free 'twill be given—since rich jews do here abound.
Subject(s): Jews; Wealth; Judaism; Riches; Fortunes


CONSECRATION HYMN, by RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883)    Poem Text                
First Line: Father of life and light and power
Last Line: "for truth and freedom, god and right."
Subject(s): God; Jews; Praise; Judaism


CONTENTS OF THE BIBLE, by PETER HEYLYN    Poem Text                
First Line: If thou art merry, here are airs
Last Line: First in the book, and next in thee.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Religious Education; Judaism; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools


CREATION'S PSALM, by SWITHUN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A deep-bassed thunder-rolling psalm
Last Line: "the thundering heavens roar, ""I am!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Swithin; Swithaine
Subject(s): Bible; Creation; Jews; Judaism


CROWN OF KINGDOM: CONSTELLATIONS, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who can know your ways
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


DADDY, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: You do not do, you do not do
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fathers; Fathers & Daughters; Hate; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Nazis; Shoah; Judaism; National Socialism


DANIEL, by RICHARD WILTON    Poem Text                
First Line: Imperial persia bowed to his wise sway
Last Line: Which past these visible horizons hide.
Subject(s): Daniel (bible); Jews; Prayer; Judaism


DAUGHTER OF ZION, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: The oppressor is vanquished and zion is free!
Subject(s): Freedom;jews;zionism; Liberty;judaism


DAVID, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you wonder why such longing
Last Line: For the heart of every nation.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Judaism


DAVID AND JONATHAN, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: On the brow of gilboa is war's bloody stain
Last Line: Ah, how are the mighty fallen!
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Jews; Jonathan (bible); Judaism


DAVID KAUFMANN, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Amid the murm'ring din and seething strife
Last Line: Thine is a memory to live, to last!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


DAVID'S LAMENT, by ROBERT STEPHEN HAWKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let the voice of the mourner be heard on the mountain
Last Line: And holy the tear that shall fall on their grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hawker Of Morwenstow; Hawker, R. S.
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Jews; Judaism


DAY OF ATONEMENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "this day sublime elect, my god, to thee"
Last Line: To glorify thy throne divine!
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts;god;jews;yom Kippur; Judaism


DEATH FUGUE, by PAUL ANTSCHEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Black milk of daybreak we drink it at evening
Alternate Author Name(s): Celan, Paul; Anczel, Paul
Variant Title(s): Deathfugue
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


DEATH FUGUE, by PAUL ANTSCHEL                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Black milk of daybreak we drink it at sundown
Alternate Author Name(s): Celan, Paul; Anczel, Paul
Variant Title(s): Deathfugue
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


DEBORAH: THE SONG OF DEBORAH, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Deborah sang that day
Subject(s): Deborah (bible); Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Women In The Bible; Judaism


DEDICATION, by CZESLAW MILOSZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You whom I could not save
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Human Rights; Jews; Poland - Communist Regime; Shoah; Judaism


DESNOS READING THE PALMS OF MEN ON THEIR WAY TO THE GAS CHAMBERS, by STEPHEN BERG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Maybe I should go back to the white leather
Last Line: Don't you hear it?
Subject(s): Desnos, Robert (1900-1945); Fortune Tellers; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Hope; Jews; Palmistry; Shoah; Optimism; Judaism


DI MAGILAS FUN AUSHVITS (THE SCROLLS OF AUSCHSWITZ), by JEROME ROTHENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He vanished & reappeared in a room no bigger than a
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Concentration Camps; Jews; Judaism


DIRGE OF RACHEL, by WILLIAM KNOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And rachel lies in ephrath's land
Last Line: To break the slumber that hath bound her.
Subject(s): Jews; Rachel (bible); Women In The Bible; Judaism


DITTY, by HARVEY SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where did the jewish god go?
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


DIVINE LOVE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: I know not what this world would be
Last Line: And why? Because our spirits burn
Subject(s): God;jews;love; Judaism


DONNA CLARA, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the evening-shaded garden
Last Line: "israel of saragossa."
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Jews; Knights & Knighthood; Love; Judaism


DOOR II (THE NAME), by EDMOND JABES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With your screams you have composed his name. And every scream is one
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


DRAFT OF A REPARATIONS AGREEMENT, by DAN PAGIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All right, gentlemen who cry blue murder as always
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Judaism


DREYFUS, by FLORENCE EARLE COATES    Poem Text                
First Line: France has no dungeons in her island tomb
Last Line: She questions, and thy foes shall answer yet.
Subject(s): Dreyfus, Alfred (1859-1935); France; Jews; Judaism


DREYFUS, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A man stood stained! France was one alp of hate
Last Line: And shrug the shoulder for reply to god.
Subject(s): Dreyfus, Alfred (1859-1935); Jews; Justice; Judaism


DURING THE CRUSADES, by RABBI ELEAZAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Thy faithful sons, whom thou in love hast owned
Last Line: Crushed, drowned, or with harsh saws asunder sawn.
Subject(s): Crusades; Jews; Judaism


DURING THE EICHMANN TRIAL: 1. WHEN WE LOOK UP, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He had not looked
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


DURING THE EICHMANN TRIAL: 3. CRYSTAL NIGHT, by DENISE LEVERTOV                    Poet's Biography
First Line: From blacked-out streets
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


DYING IN JERUSALEM, by THOMAS RAGG    Poem Text                
First Line: Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Last Line: My father's land! My own!
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


DYING-SHALL MAN LIVE AGAIN?, by ALBERT FRANK HOFFMANN    Poem Text                
First Line: In dying, will the parting breath
Last Line: "who dies to self, forever lives."
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Dead, The; Judaism


E, by ALBERT EINSTEIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Mc(2)
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


EE-CHOVOUD, by SAMPSON RAPHAEL HIRSCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How long, o lord! How long
Last Line: For 'tis long, o father; oh, how long!
Subject(s): Despair; Israel; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


EFFECT OVER DISTANCE, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The six-foot indigo plumes of the 'sacred necropolis bird
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Public Worship; Jews; Church Attendance; Judaism


EIN URALTER SPRUCH, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Most prayers of my childhood days
Last Line: Boree peri hagofen.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Jews; Prayer; Judaism


ELIJAH AND THE PRIESTS OF BAAL: IN A TIME OF FAMINE, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Ayehi many days the words of yahveh to elijah in the 3rd year (saying) go let ahab see you I will tr
Subject(s): Famine; Mysticism - Judaism


ELLIS ISLAND, by JAMES OPPENHEIM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Three thousand miles of atlantic seas and a throb
Last Line: "the grain of sand, the earth, the soul, our country—the word ""god!"
Subject(s): Ellis Island, New York Harbor; Jews; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Judaism; Journeys; Trips


EMMA LAZARUS, by RICHARD WATSON GILDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When on thy bed of pain thou layest low
Last Line: That with jehovah parleyed, face to face.
Subject(s): Jews; Lazarus, Emma (1849-1887); Judaism


ENIGMA VARIATIONS, by DAVID LEHMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir winston churchill advised against suicide
Last Line: And no place: a suicide who lived to regret it.
Subject(s): Jews; Suicide; Judaism


ESTEEMING THE BIBLE, by HORATIO (HORATIUS) BONAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This holy book I'd rather own
Last Line: Their tears shall cease to flow.
Subject(s): Bible; Books; Jews; Religion; Reading; Judaism; Theology


ESTHER, by HELEN MARIA HUNT FISKE JACKSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A face more vivid than he dreamed who drew
Last Line: Honor no second place for truth can keep.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. H.; Holm, Saxe; Jackson, Helen Hunt
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Fear; Hearts; Jews; Memory; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


ESTHER, by FLORENCE WEISBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: Sweet jewish maid, crown'd with a monarch's / love
Last Line: We bring to thee.
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Women; Judaism


ESTHER J. RUSKAY, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We meet to-day to call upon thy name
Last Line: Revered and loved and mourned in israel.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


EVE, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For the first time a lovely scene
Last Line: In god's own image made.
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Eden; Gardens & Gardening; God; Jews; Judaism


EVEN AS THE DAILY OFFERING, by SOLOMON BEN ABUN    Poem Text                
First Line: Judge of the earth who wilt arraign
Last Line: As offerings brought continually.
Subject(s): Forgiveness; God; Jews; Judgments; Redemption; Sin; Clemency; Judaism


EXODUS X: 21-23, by JOHN WILLIAM BURGON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When israel dwelt in egypt's land
Last Line: While all seems dark and cheerless round!
Subject(s): Bible; Exodus From Egypt; Israel; Jews; Judaism


FAITH, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of all thy gifts the best!
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): Faith; God; Jews; Belief; Creed; Judaism


FELDMESTEN OR MEASURING THE GRAVES, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On hill and glade, the flowers fade
Last Line: "when will we weave it threads of song?"
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Funerals; Graves; Jews; Mourning; Graveyards; Dead, The; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism; Bereavement


FILIPPO BALDINUCCI ON THE PRIVILEGE OF BURIAL, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No, boy, we must not'- so began
Last Line: "o lord, how long? How long, o lord?"
Subject(s): Funerals; Italy; Jews; Burials; Italians; Judaism


FIN DE SIECLE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: What! Do I hear the nations boast
Last Line: Or reason for dismay!
Subject(s): Israel;jews;right To Asylum; Judaism


FIRST LIGHT POEM: FOR IRIS - 10 JUNE 1962, by JACKSON MACLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The light of a student-lamp
Alternate Author Name(s): Mac Low, Jackson
Subject(s): Mysticism – Judaism; Light


FIRST SAMUEL: AFTER THE SHAMANS, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Now samuel was dead all of israel did the rites for him & buried
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism


FIVE FOR THE REBBE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The rebbe went dancing
Last Line: All that they drink is life
Subject(s): Clergy;hasidism;jews;mysticism - Judaism; Priests;rabbis;ministers;bishops;judaism


FOOTNOTE: ADOLPH HITLER, GERMAN CHANCELLOR, 1933, by HENRY HARRISON    Poem Text                
First Line: There was a man
Last Line: Thought the jews would not see germany again.
Subject(s): Germany; Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945); Jews; Spain; Germans; Judaism


FOR I WILL CONSIDER YOUR DOG MOLLY, by DAVID LEHMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For it was the first day of rosh ha'shanah, new year's day, day of remembrance, of ancient sacrifice
Subject(s): Rosh Hashanah; Jews; Worship; Dogs; Judaism


FRAGMENT, by FRANZ KAFKA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Never will you draw the water out of the depths of this well
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Silence; Judaism


FRANCE'S SHAME, by B. B. USHER    Poem Text                
First Line: Talk not of christian france, lest mantling shame
Last Line: See france degraded, humbled in the dust.
Subject(s): Catholics; Jews; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Judaism


FREDERIC DAVID MOCATTA, by JAMES MEW    Poem Text                
First Line: Of what avail in low estate to weep
Last Line: And wake! With god's own likeness, satisfied!
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Peace; Writing & Writers; Dead, The; Judaism


FRIDAY NIGHT, by ISIDORE G. ASCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The majesty of sunset in the west
Last Line: And over all god's blessings everywhere!
Subject(s): Jews; Peace; Prayer; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


FRIDAY NIGHT, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: Friday night! Come draw the curtain
Last Line: On this peaceful sabbath night.
Subject(s): Dreams; Jews; Night; Sabbath; Shadows; Nightmares; Judaism; Bedtime; Sunday


FRIENDSHIP, by SEM TOB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What treasure greater than a friend
Last Line: Betrays affections won.
Alternate Author Name(s): Santob De Carrion; Santo, Don
Subject(s): Friendship; Jews; Judaism


FULLNESS OF THE BIBLE, by H. J. BETTS    Poem Text                
First Line: There is a lamp whose steady light
Last Line: These healing leaves, this heavenly tree.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Heaven; Jews; Religion; Paradise; Judaism; Theology


GEMATRIA, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Light %a mystery
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


GERMAN OUT-CAST, by W. FREDRIC KAUFMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: A little lad is born
Last Line: A little lad was born -- a jew.
Subject(s): Ambition; Jews; Religious Discrimination; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Judaism; Religious Conflict


GETTING LOST IN NAZI GERMANY, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You do not move about, but try
Last Line: Calling you home, little jewboy in alarm.
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Nazis; Shoah; Judaism; National Socialism


GIFTS, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O world-god, give me wealth!' the egyptian cried
Last Line: Immortal through the lamp within his hand.
Subject(s): Jews; Patriotism; Judaism


GOD AND HIS MARTYRS, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Text                
First Line: For I have hither come, o ye dead bones
Last Line: And mourn myself upon your graves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Jews; Martyrs; Clemency; Judaism


GOD EVERYWHERE, by ABRAHAM IBN EZRA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wheresoe'er I turn mine eyes
Last Line: Ascends to thee, to whom all praise be given.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Praise; Judaism


GOD IN EUROPE, by URI ZVI GREENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We were not like dogs among the gentiles ... They pity a dog
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenberg, Uritsvi
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


GOD IS NIGH TO CONTRITE HEARTS, by DAVID LEVY    Poem Text                
First Line: Lord of the world, we seek thy face
Last Line: Shall be its true and blest reward.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Prayer; Judaism


GOD OF THE WORLD (A SABBATH HYMN), by ISRAEL NAJARA    Poem Text                
First Line: God of the world, eternity's sole lord!
Last Line: King over kings, be now thy name adored!
Subject(s): God; Jews; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE, by JOEL BLAU    Poem Text                
First Line: In the sadness of your eyes
Last Line: Teach me to humbly bow to god's great will.
Subject(s): Faith; God; Jews; Religious Education; Belief; Creed; Judaism; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools


GOD'S MESSENGERS, by MRS. A LEVY R,    Poem Text                
First Line: I asked the wind, 'where hast thou been
Last Line: Thy god—and god is love.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Love; Judaism


GOLDEN LIGHTS FOR CHANUKAH, by JANIE JACOBSON    Poem Text                
First Line: O golden lights, shine out anew
Last Line: "lord among the gods, who is like thee?"
Subject(s): Faith; Fasts & Feasts; God; Hanukkah; Jews; Light; Belief; Creed; Judaism


GOOD NIGHT, WORLD, by JACOB GLATSTEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Good night, wide world
Alternate Author Name(s): Glatshteyn, Yankev; Gladstone, Jacob
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


GOOD TIDINGS TO ZION, by THOMAS KELLY (1769-1855)    Poem Text                
First Line: On the mountain's top appearing
Last Line: End in everlasting rest.
Subject(s): Friendship; God; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


GRACE AFTER MEALS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Our rock with loving care
Last Line: "by blessing of the lord. / our rock, etc"
Subject(s): God;grace;jews;prayer;temples; Judaism;mosques


GRACE FOR THE SABBATH, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To israel this day is joy ever bless'd
Last Line: Is light and is gladness, a sabbath of rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


GUSTAV GOTTHEIL, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God healed him while he slept
Last Line: Chant kaddish at the tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Jews; Spiritual Healing; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism; Faith-cure


HABAKKUK'S PRAYER, by WILLIAM BROOME    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet though the fig-tree should no burden bear
Last Line: The everlasting god, the mighty king of kings.
Subject(s): Jews; Prayer; Judaism


HAGAR, by DAVID HARTLEY COLERIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lone in the wilderness, her child and she
Last Line: To cheer the outcast in the desert bare.
Alternate Author Name(s): Coleridge, Hartley
Subject(s): Bible; Hagar; Jews; Judaism


HAROLD, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From the west comes harold, with a bitter smile
Last Line: And six-cent stamp for home
Subject(s): Hospitals; Jews; Racism; Judaism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


HATIKVAH-A SONG OF HOPE, by NAPHTALI HERZ IMBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O while within a jewish breast
Last Line: "with israel's last son!""—"
Alternate Author Name(s): Imber, Naftali Herts
Subject(s): Hope; Jews; Zionism; Optimism; Judaism


HE OF PRAYER, by J. F.    Poem Text                
First Line: Hidden in the ancient talmud
Last Line: By sandalphon—him of prayer.
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Prayer; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


HE WATCHETH OVER ISRAEL, by SOLOMON L. LONG    Poem Text                
First Line: Though our harps hang on the willows
Last Line: And he slumbers not, nor sleeps.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Nations; Zionism; Judaism


HEBREW CRADLE SONG, by EZEKIEL LEAVITT    Poem Text                
First Line: Night has on the earth descended
Last Line: That thy mother used to tell!
Subject(s): Bible; Hebrew Language; Jews; Singing & Singers; Judaism; Songs


HEBREW MELODY, by MRS. JAMES GORDEN BROOKS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From the hall of our fathers in anguish we fled
Last Line: Will welcome the exile to siloa's fountain?
Subject(s): Hebrew Literature; Jeremiah (bible); Jews; Judaism


HEBRON; THE PRINCE OF WALES'S VISIT (3), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And when the coveted blessing is once gained
Last Line: The pupil of pure love is quick to learn.
Subject(s): Christianity; Edward Vii, King Of England (1841-1910); Jews; Judaism


HEINE, by ANNE REEVE ALDRICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God said: 'I will make a poet'
Last Line: Hush, draw close and hear him sing!
Subject(s): Heine, Heinrich (1797-1856); Jews; Poetry & Poets; Judaism


HEINE, by GEORGE SYLVESTER VIERECK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor life nor death had any peace for thee
Last Line: George sylvester viereck.
Subject(s): Heine, Heinrich (1797-1856); Jews; Poetry & Poets; Judaism


HEINRICH HEINE, by LUDWIG LEWISOHN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Son of a mystic race, he came
Last Line: The child of a diviner will.
Subject(s): Heine, Heinrich (1797-1856); Jews; Poetry & Poets; Judaism


HEIRLOOM, by ABRAHAM MOSES KLEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My father bequeathed me no wide estates
Alternate Author Name(s): Klein, A. M.
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Jews; Heritage; Heredity; Judaism


HERO / LIL: THE THIRD SHELL, by DAVID MELTZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And behold, that hard shell (I.E. Embodiment of evil), lilith, is always
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism


HEROD'S LAMENT FOR MARIAMNE, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, mariamne! Now for thee
Last Line: Which unconsumed are still consuming!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Herod The Great (73-4 B.c.); Jews; Judaism


HILLEL AND HIS GUEST; A TALMUDIC LEGEND, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hillel, the gentle, the beloved sage
Last Line: "to-morrow—may it not have fled away?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): Clergy; Hillel (jewish Sage); Jews; Legends; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


HIS MOTHER STERPPED ABOUT HER KITCHEN, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Family Life; Jews; Friendship; Bullies; Jobs; Relatives; Judaism


HIS PEOPLE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: He set us free
Last Line: Thy yoke we hear / for thy name's sake!
Subject(s): Freedom;god;israel;jacob (bible);jews; Liberty;judaism


HOLOCAUST, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And about burning people -
Last Line: A rapid, persistent / chemical / reaction
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


HOLY CROSS DAY, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fee, fawm, fum! Bubble and squeak!
Last Line: "south, east, and on to the pleasant land!"
Subject(s): Catholics; Jews; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Judaism


HOLY SONNET: 11, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Spit in my face you jews, and pierce my side
Last Line: Hee might be weake enough to suffer woe.
Variant Title(s): To E. Of D. With Six Holy Sonnets: 7
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jews; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion; Judaism


HONOR OF THE JEWS, by WILLIAM HODSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Thrice happy nation! Favorite of heaven!
Last Line: The gentile world jehovah's awful name.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Nations; Judaism


HOPE AND FAITH, by ISAAC LEIBUSH PERETZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hope! Not distant is the springtime
Last Line: Will arise above our graves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Perets, Yitskhok Leibush; Peretz, Isaac Loeb
Subject(s): Jews; Life; Spring; Judaism


HOW LONG, O LORD?, by ELIAS LIEBERMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: In the weary night they come to me
Last Line: But why—jehovah knows.
Subject(s): Faith; Jews; Worship; Belief; Creed; Judaism


HOW LONG?, by JUHAD HA-LEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How long wilt thou in childhood's slumber lie?
Last Line: Of souls that seek god's goodness evermore
Alternate Author Name(s): Judah Ha-levi
Subject(s): Aging; God; Jews; Youth; Judaism


HUGH OF LINCOLN (SHOWING THE CRUELTY OF A JEW'S DAUGHTER), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A' the boys of merry lincoln
Last Line: Sir adam's day begun
Variant Title(s): Hugh Of Lincoln And The Jew's Daughter
Subject(s): Jews;murder; Judaism


HYMN, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo where a crowd of pilgrims toil
Last Line: And your reward is sure.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Jews; Zionism; Judaism


HYMN FOR THE CONCLUSION OF THE SABBATH, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: May he who sets the holy and profane
Last Line: And as the stars of night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): Jews; Rest; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


HYMN OF GLORY, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet hymns and songs will I indite
Last Line: For thou art all my soul's delight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): God; Jews; Praise; Worship; Judaism


HYMN OF UNITY, by KALONYMOS BEN KALONYMOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who shall narrate thy wonders wrought of old?
Last Line: Who shall narrate?
Subject(s): Angels; Jews; Peace; Togetherness; Judaism


I AM THE BABE OF JOSEPH STALIN'S DAUGHTER: DEDICATION, by ROCHELLE OWENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Din / who am I floating
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


I HAVE A GARMENT, by ABRAHAM IBN EZRA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a garment which is like a sieve
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


I REMEMBER HAIFA BEING LOVELY BUT, by LYN DIANE LIFSHIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There were snakes in the tent
Alternate Author Name(s): Lifshin, Lyn
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Shoah; Judaism


I SAW HIM WALKING ALONE SLOWLY AT NIGHT, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Jews; Youth; Courage; Judaism; Valor; Bravery


I WASN€™T ONE OF THE SIX MILLION: AND WHAT IS MY LIFE SPAN? OPEN CLOSED OPEN, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: I believe with perfect faith that at this very moment
Subject(s): Aging; Jews; Judaism


I WOULD REPLY, by MILTON GOLDSMITH    Poem Text                
First Line: If one should say, 'thou art a jew
Last Line: "the jew professed them long ago."
Subject(s): Culture Conflict; Israel; Jews; Judaism


I.O.B.B. POEM: 47TH ANNIVERSARY, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: The perfume of numberless roses
Last Line: Of brotherly friendship and love.
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Independent Order B'nai Brith; Jews; Love; Poetry & Poets; B'nai Brith; Judaism


IDA STRAUS, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We wonder at, we praise your life
Last Line: How small are we; how great are you!
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Love; Praise; Dead, The; Judaism


IMAGE OF SPEECH AT SINAI, by ELEAZER BEN JUDAH    Poem Source                
First Line: The creator lowered fire on the mountain great glorious magnificent
Last Line: Fire %darkness
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Slow dulcimer, gavotte and bow, in autumn,
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Wit & Humor; Race Awareness; Grief; Jews; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Judaism


IN EXILE, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twilight is here, soft breezes bow the grass
Last Line: And the broad prairie melts in mist of tears.
Subject(s): Exiles; Jews; Judaism


IN EXILE, by MORRIS ROSENFELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, with the wand'rer's staff in hand
Last Line: Lo, there will cease the tyrant's rod.
Subject(s): Exiles; Jews; Jews - Exodus From Egypt; Wandering & Wanderers; Zionism; Judaism


IN MEMORIAM, NINTH OF AB, by BEN AVROM    Poem Text                
First Line: And all is lost! Thy valiant sons are dead
Last Line: And in thy glory, make our glory rise!
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Memory; Slavery; Dead, The; Judaism; Serfs


IN MEMORIAM: 1933 (7. RUSSIA: ANNO 1905), by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A young jew. The weed of their hatred
Subject(s): Jews; Russia; Anti-semitism; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


IN MYSTERY VEILED, by MAMIE OZBURN ODUM    Poem Text                
First Line: Must our halls of heaven fling wide
Last Line: To lose our birthright and our heritage.
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Mystery; Torture; Shoah; Judaism


IN RE SOLOMON WARSHAWER, by ABRAHAM MOSES KLEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On wodin's day, sixth of december,thirty-nine
Last Line: And further deponent saith not.
Alternate Author Name(s): Klein, A. M.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


IN SAXONY, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little girl with blond braids
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


IN SHUSHAN, by E. YANCEY COHEN    Poem Text                
First Line: O'er lordly shushan's terrac'd walls
Last Line: "of the deep-bosom'd, endless blue!"
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Israel; Jews; Love; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


IN THAT DAY, by ARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Absalom! Absalom!
Last Line: Absalom, absalom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Benson, A. C.
Subject(s): Absalom; Jews; Judaism


IN THE CAMP THERE WAS ONE ALIVE, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Flakes pour to the black dead
Last Line: The footsteps die was he dies
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Concentration Camps; Shoah; Judaism


IN THE FOREST, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The trees are lit
Subject(s): Jews; Autumn; Judaism; Fall


IN THE HOUR OF NEED, by LETO    Poem Text                
First Line: D'ye see that shop at the corner, with the three balls
Last Line: There! That's the short of it, my lad,—and every word is true!
Subject(s): Jews; Kindness; Judaism


IN THE JEWISH CEMETERY IN QUEENS, by LLOYD SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A stone's throw from my uncle's grave
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Jews; Graveyards; Judaism


IN THE JEWISH MYSTICAL TRADITION, by IRA SADOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the jewish mystical religion, the bodies flying
Subject(s): Mysticism – Judaism; Jews


IN THE JEWISH SYNAGOGUE AT NEWPORT, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, where the noises of the busy town
Last Line: Before the mystery of death and god.
Subject(s): Jews; Newport, Rhode Island; Synagogues; Judaism


IN THE LAND OF OUR FATHERS, by K. L. SILLMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Blue are the skies in the land of our fathers
Last Line: Sailing the ocean of blue.
Subject(s): Home; Israel; Jews; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sea Voyages; Zionism; Judaism; Ocean


IN THE NAME OF JESUS OF NAZARETH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "glows once more in the russian sky, the blood"
Last Line: "my brother, jesus of nazareth"
Subject(s): Catholics;jesus Christ;jews;russia; Roman Catholics;catholicism;judaism;soviet Union;russians


INTOLERANCE, by RAY TRUM NATHAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Thou canst have no other god but mine
Last Line: My god, and mine's alone divine.
Subject(s): Jews; Prejudice; Judaism; Bias; Intolerance


IS IT TRUE?, by MARIE HARROLD GARRISON    Poem Text                
First Line: Said the child of the bright yellow hair
Last Line: "like elsie's—and said: ""I'm a jew."
Subject(s): Catholics; Children; History; Jesus Christ; Jews; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Childhood; Historians; Judaism


IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: His country's treasure and his people's pride
Subject(s): "jews;memory;montefiore, Moses Haim (1784-1885);" Judaism


ISAAC M. WISE, by WALTER HURT    Poem Text                
First Line: He came into the camp of creed
Last Line: To lay upon his hallowed tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Heroism; Honor; Jews; Memory; Wise, Isaac Mayer (1819-1900); Dead, The; Heroes; Heroines; Judaism


ISRAEL, by JOHN MILTON HAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When by jabbok the patriarch waited
Last Line: And mightily shalt thou prevail.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


ISRAEL, by MAX MEYERHARDT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How great, o israel, have thy sufferings been
Last Line: "the god of judah is our lord and king!"
Subject(s): Bible; History; Inquisition; Israel; Jews; Historians; Judaism


ISRAEL, by IDA GOLDSMITH MORRIS    Poem Text                
First Line: She stands among the nations of the earth
Last Line: He guards thee still, who spoke from sinai's mount!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Nations; Judaism


ISRAEL, by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear, o israel, jehovah, the lord our god is one
Last Line: But we, jehovah his people, are dual and so undone.
Subject(s): Hebrew Language; Israel; Jews; Jews - Exodus From Egypt; Judah (bible); Religious Discrimination; Judaism; Religious Conflict


ISRAEL AND COLUMBIA, by JOHN MCCABE    Poem Text                
First Line: O glory of an elder age!
Last Line: As herald of the new world's morn.
Subject(s): Exiles; Hebrew Language; Jews; Right To Asylum; Judaism


ISRAEL AND HELLAS, by THOMAS EDWARD BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I sometimes wonder of the grecian men
Last Line: From its great secular heart the readier current drew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, T. E.
Subject(s): Greece; Jews; Greeks; Judaism


ISRAEL AND HIS BOOK, by FELIX NAPOLEON GERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An age-worn wanderer, pale with thought and tears
Last Line: The wondrous promise grief could not conceal!
Subject(s): Bible; God; Israel; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


ISRAEL FORSAKEN, by CHARLES LEON GUMPERT    Poem Text                
First Line: Ah! Ingrate people whom I sought to please!
Last Line: Oh! Ingrate people, while I sit forlorn!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judaism


ISRAEL IN RUSSIA, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art but one! O god to whom we bow
Last Line: "father! Forgive them!"
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Persecution; Right To Asylum; Russia; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


ISRAEL MOCKED, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "'why so sad, thou princely child?'"
Last Line: Flow unresistingly
Subject(s): God;israel;jews; Judaism


ISRAEL'S GOD, by LAWRENCE COHEN    Poem Text                
First Line: No longer the children of zion need weep
Last Line: "he is one, is our god; he is one, is our lord."
Subject(s): God; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


ISRAEL'S HERITAGE, by IDA GOLDSMITH MORRIS    Poem Text                
First Line: How shall we spend, o lord
Last Line: May claim its precious heritage!
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Israel; Jews; Judaism


ISRAEL'S LAMENT, by HYMAN HURWITZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mourn, israel! Sons of israel, mourn!
Last Line: Be thou their comforter, o god!
Subject(s): Jews; Lament; Judaism


ISRAEL'S MISSION, by EVE DAVIESON    Poem Text                
First Line: I had a mighty vision from the skies
Last Line: Shall bless thee then!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Missionaries & Missions; Judaism


ISRAELITE, by SEM TOB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rose that twines a thorny sprig
Last Line: Because they issue from a jew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Santob De Carrion; Santo, Don
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judaism


ITALIAN SONNET, by IMMANUEL OF ROME    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Love knows neither law nor
Alternate Author Name(s): Immanuel Ben Solomon Of Rome; Immanuel Di Roma
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


JACOB'S DREAM, by S. D.    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, pilgrim, halting on the rock-strewn sod
Last Line: The lord is near when thou dost need him most.
Subject(s): God; Jacob (bible); Jews; Judaism


JAWEH AND ALLAH BATTLE, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jaweh with atom bomb
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


JEHUDA HALEVI'S SONGS TO ZION, SELECTION, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart in the east
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER, by JEHOASH    Poem Text                
First Line: There is a lonely mountain-top
Last Line: The voice of her they rue!
Alternate Author Name(s): Joash
Subject(s): Jephthah (bible); Jews; Women; Judaism


JEREMIAH, THE PATRIOT, by JOHN KEBLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They say, 'the man is false, and falls away'
Last Line: In his seer's weakness ye shall see his power.
Subject(s): Jeremiah (bible); Jews; Judaism


JERUSALEM, by JOHN KEBBLE HERVEY    Poem Text                
First Line: The ancient of cities!-the lady of nations!
Last Line: And the streams flowing backward to zion again!
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Nations; Zionism; Judaism


JERUSALEM, by P. C. L.    Poem Text                
First Line: Jerusalem! Jerus'lem! Thy glories have fled
Last Line: In the faith of his word, and the might of his arm.
Subject(s): Faith; Jerusalem; Jews; Nations; Praise; War; Zionism; Belief; Creed; Judaism


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 79, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The men of war spoke: your hand against mine
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Jews; War; Judaism


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 97., by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The men of war spoke: your hand against mine
Subject(s): Jews; Marx, Karl (1818-1883); Spinoza, Baruch (1632-1677); David (d. 962 B.c.); Judaism


JESSE SELIGMAN, by NOAH DAVIS    Poem Text                
First Line: His was another race than mine
Last Line: That israel's god is thine and mine.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Jews; Judaism


JEW, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The name is immortal but only the name, for the rest
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


JEWESS, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My dark-browed daughter of the sun
Last Line: Tis god's, not russia's, here to say.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Exodus From Egypt; Jews - Women; Right To Asylum; Judaism


JEWISH GRAVEYARDS, ITALY, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Within a low wall, falling away
Subject(s): Jews; Cemeteries; Italy; Judaism; Graveyards; Italians


JEWISH HYMN IN BABYLON, by HENRY HART MILMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God of the thunder! From whose cloudy seat
Last Line: Where o'er the cherub-seated god full blazed the irradiate dome.
Subject(s): Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


JEWISH LULLABY, by EUGENE FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My harp is on the willow-tree
Last Line: Judea's fainting soul!
Subject(s): Jews; Miriam (bible); Singing & Singers; Women In The Bible; Judaism; Songs


JEWS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Pride and humiliation hand in hand
Last Line: They saw reflected in the coming time
Subject(s): Jews;memory;tradition; Judaism


JOB'S CONFESSION, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou canst accomplish all things, lord of might
Last Line: Man is not made to question, but adore.
Subject(s): Jews; Job (bible); Judaism


JOCHANAN HAKKADOSH, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This now, this other story makes amends
Last Line: Schiphaz, on bendimir, in farzistan!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


JOHN JONES: 4. UP THE SPOUT, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hi! Just you drop that! Stop, I say!
Last Line: Of jewry! Just in time!
Subject(s): God; Jews; Sea; Judaism; Ocean


JOSEF ISRAELS, by ELIAS LIEBERMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: When the fisher-folk of the netherland coast
Last Line: Who count the leaden years.
Subject(s): Death; Fish & Fishing; Jews; Solitude; Dead, The; Anglers; Judaism; Loneliness


JOSEPH MAYOR ASHER, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep be thy sleep, brave prophet-priest of god!
Last Line: Now that thy work is gloriously done.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


JUDAEIS VITA AETERNA, by CHARLES N. LURIE    Poem Text                
First Line: Not for our sake, o lord!
Last Line: Unto our god, the lord most high!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judah (bible); Judaism


JUDAH, by GEORGE R. DU BOIS    Poem Text                
First Line: While the tribes of earth yet in the darkness
Last Line: Or tarnish a name unsoiled.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judah (bible); Judaism


JUDAH'S HALLOWED BARDS, by AUBREY DE VERE    Poem Text                
First Line: Let those who will hang rapturously o'er
Last Line: Simply, pathetic, eloquently plain.
Subject(s): Apostles; Bible; Jews; Judah (bible); Religion; Disciples, Twelve; Judaism; Theology


JUDAISM; A TRAGIC CHORUS, by JOHN HENRY NEWMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O piteous race!
Last Line: Already shed in vain.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


JUDAS MACCABEUS, by HENRY SNOWMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Victor of god! O thou whose lamp of fame
Last Line: Come, great deliverer, arise! Arise!
Subject(s): Courage; Jews; Patriotism; Slavery; Valor; Bravery; Judaism; Serfs


JUDEA, by CHARLES M. WALLINGTON    Poem Text                
First Line: I saw in rift of cloud a beaming light
Last Line: The soul's broad scope, and brotherhood of man.
Subject(s): Children; Jews; Mothers; Childhood; Judaism


JULIA RICHMAN, by HELEN GRAY CONE    Poem Text                
First Line: Come all who serve the city, all who serve
Last Line: She built her life into the city wall.
Alternate Author Name(s): Green, Coroebus
Subject(s): Jews; Richman, Julia (1855-1912); Judaism


JULIEK'S VIOLIN, by MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the dank halls of buchenwald
Last Line: Naked and questioning
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


KALICH, INHERITOR OF TRAGEDY, by RIPLEY DUNLAP SAUNDERS    Poem Text                
First Line: Kalich, thou of the dark and brooding face
Last Line: Concentrate, makes the genius-gift we know!
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Persecution; Tragedy; Judaism


KING SOLOMON AND THE BEES; A TALE OF THE TALMUD, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When solomon was reigning in his glory
Last Line: As israel's king learned wisdom from the bees!
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Jews; Sheba, Queen Of (10th Century B.c.); Solomon (10th Century B.c.); Beekeeping; Bugs; Judaism


KIPPUR, by REBEKAH GUMPERT HYNEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, thou eternal and omnipotent!
Last Line: Bound by love's holiest ties, our god, to thee.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Yom Kippur; Judaism


KOL NIDRE, by JOSEPH LEISER    Poem Text                
First Line: Lo! Above the mournful chanting
Last Line: Breathing but the breath of ages.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; God; Jews; Music & Musicians; Yom Kippur; Judaism


KOL NIDRE, by MAX OSIAS    Poem Text                
First Line: In lonely hours of thought I long
Last Line: O hymn of israel.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Music & Musicians; Thought; Judaism; Thinking


KYNGE DAVID, HYS LAMENTE OVER THE BODYES OF KYNGE SAUL OF ISRAEL, by PHILIP SIDNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now lette us shede the brinie teare
Last Line: How still the weapons of the war.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; David (d. 962 B.c.); Jews; War; Judaism


LADY LAZARUS, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I have done it again
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Women; Shoah; Judaism


LAMENT FOR JERUSALEM, by MARION MOSS    Poem Text                
First Line: Jerusalem! On thy ruin'd walls
Last Line: Amongst the nations take thy stand?
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Judaism


LAMENT OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ZION, by J. F.    Poem Text                
First Line: Away from our land
Last Line: J. F.
Subject(s): Immigrants; Jews; Lament; Zionism; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Judaism


LAY OF ZION, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O zion! Of thine exiles' peace take thought
Last Line: To youth restored.
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


LEEK STREET, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In bruges, was a cul-de-sac so narrow
Last Line: Float out over the canals.
Subject(s): Bruges, Belgium; Children; Future Life; Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Love; Muskrats; Pain; Redemption; Salvation; Tongues; Torture; Violence; Youth; Childhood; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Judaism; Suffering; Misery


LEGENDARY LIGHTS, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O, the legendary light
Last Line: The omnipotence of right.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Holocaust, Jewish - Liberation; Jews; Light; Judaism


LEO N. LEVI, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let no lament break forth but rather sing
Last Line: Obey our leader's clarion-toned command.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


LEOPOLD ZUNZ, by J. F.    Poem Text                
First Line: To thee o'er whose fresh-closed tomb
Last Line: Nor soon nor yet will bid a last farewell.
Subject(s): Death; Honor; Jews; Memory; Dead, The; Judaism


LESSONS OF THE PAST, by HARRY WEISS    Poem Text                
First Line: From mem'ry's lofty vantage ground
Last Line: Of amaranthine fame.
Subject(s): Jews; Memory; Judaism


LET US FORGET, by K. M.    Poem Text                
First Line: The shore once won, who counts the waves?
Last Line: Let us forget.
Subject(s): France; Jews; Judaism


LETTER TO THE FRONT: 7, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To be a jew in the twentieth century
Subject(s): Jews; Freedom; Judaism; Liberty


LIGHTS IN THE TEMPLE, by JOHN KEBLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the stars are lit in heaven
Last Line: Mingling with his incense cloud!
Subject(s): Aaron; Bible; God; Heaven; Holy Ghost; Jews; Paradise; Holy Spirit; Judaism


LIKE UNTO SHARON'S ROSES, by ISRAEL GOLDBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: My darling, your grace
Last Line: And raise me from doubting and failing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Learsi, Rufus
Subject(s): Flowers; Jews; Jews - Women; Roses; Judaism


LINES, by ALICE RHINE    Poem Text                
First Line: Say not that we are cut off by thee, guardian of
Last Line: "I have called thee by my holy name, and glory shall be thine."
Subject(s): Hate; Jews; Judaism


LINES FOR THE NINTH OF AB, by SOLOMON SOLIS-COHEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall I sorrow, oh desolate city
Last Line: "and keep—as a shepherd his fold!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Cohen, Solomon Solis
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Judaism


LINES ON CARMEN SYLVA, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Trembling old men are stamm'ring
Last Line: An ode to humanity.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Exiles; Humanity; Jews; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


LINES TO A JEWISH CHILD, by C. D.    Poem Text                
First Line: In the dark depths of those great soulful eyes
Last Line: What pride a jew must feel to be a jew!
Subject(s): Children; Israel; Jesus Christ; Jews; Childhood; Judaism


LINES TO AN ANTI-SEMITE, by EDWARD SYDNEY TYBEE    Poem Text                
First Line: Stand! As god saw thee of old time
Last Line: His dagger in thy side?
Subject(s): Anti-semitism; Jews; Judaism


LITTLE RUTH, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes I remember you, little ruth
Last Line: The conveyor belt stands still. And they stood still. Amen
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


LOCK YOUR HEART THAT I MAY NOT BROOD, by ISAAC THE BLIND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That we may not brood - concerning that which is hidden to thought
Alternate Author Name(s): Saggi Nehor, Rabbi Yitzhak
Subject(s): Cabbala; Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Kabbala; Kabbalah; Judaism


LONGING FOR JERUSALEM, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O city of the world, with sacred splendor blest
Last Line: As sweet as honey then, my passion, my desire!
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Zionism; Memory; Judaism


LORD, THOU GREAT JEHOVAH, by ALBERT FRANK HOFFMANN    Poem Text                
First Line: Creator, author of all things!
Last Line: Lord, thou great jehovah.
Subject(s): Creation; God; Jews; Judaism


LOUIS LOEB, by LOUIS MARSHALL    Poem Text                
First Line: Thine was a poet's soul; thine was a heart
Last Line: Into the twilight's vale,—but all too soon.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


LULLABY A STORY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Once there was a story
Last Line: The bird vanished from the nest
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


MAHLER, by IRA SADOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mahler endlessly repeats himself
Last Line: We'll sing again. My theory is no one
Subject(s): Jews; Mahler, Gustav (1860-1911); Judaism


MAID OF PERSIA, by HARRY WEISS    Poem Text                
First Line: Maid of persia, myrtle named
Last Line: Be thy spirit ever near.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Israel; Jews; Women; Judaism


MAN, THE IMAGE OF GOD, by PENINA MOISE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Exult, my soul, in consciousness proud
Last Line: Like these, by singing e'er his praise.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Justice; Mankind; Praise; Judaism; Human Race


MANIFESTO ON FEEBLE AND BITTER LOVE, by TRISTAN TZARA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To make a dada poem
Last Line: The poem will be like you
Alternate Author Name(s): Rosenstock, Sami; Rosenfeld, S.
Subject(s): Dadaism; Jews; Mysticism – Judaism; Poetry & Poets; Judaism


MARTYRDOM, by ISRAEL GOLDBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: Without, the lonely night is sweet with stars
Last Line: The peak still glimmers: thrill, my spirit, thrill!
Alternate Author Name(s): Learsi, Rufus
Subject(s): Heaven; Jews; Spirituality; Paradise; Judaism


MASS GRAVES: 3, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF                    Poet's Biography
First Line: In the morning the jews were line up by an officer
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


MAYER SULZBERGER, by FELIX NAPOLEON GERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The muse, that first lent grace to gratitude
Last Line: And held in love, our country's foremost jew!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Poetry & Poets; Sulzberger, Mayer (1843-1923); Judaism


MEDITATIONS AT TWILIGHT, by JOSEPH LEISER    Poem Text                
First Line: Ah, more and more at evening
Last Line: Of discontent—to us—bring peace.
Subject(s): Jews; Meditation; Judaism


MENORAH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: She lights the lights
Last Line: Making love
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


MENORAH, by WILLIAM ELLERY LEONARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We've read in legends of the books of old
Last Line: "and keeps me what I am today in every clime."
Subject(s): Candles; Israel; Jews; Judah (bible); Synagogues; Judaism


MIDRASH OF THE ABSENT: MESSIAH, by MOSES DE LEON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The garden has three walls all made of fire
Alternate Author Name(s): Moses Ben Shem Tov De Lion
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


MIR, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the shtetl,
Subject(s): Villages; Jews; Judaism


MIRIAM, by E. DUDLEY JACKSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, for that day, that day of bliss entrancing
Last Line: "forever and ever."
Subject(s): Egypt; God; Jews; Women In The Bible; Judaism


MIZPAH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A broad gold band engraven
Last Line: Keep watch 'tween me and thee
Subject(s): God;israel;jews; Judaism


MO'OZ TSUR YESHU'OSI (A CHANUKAH HYMN), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "mighty, praised beyond compare"
Last Line: Haste to my salvation!
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts;hanukkah;jews; Judaism


MONTEFIORE, by AMBROSE BIERCE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw - 'twas in a dream, the other night
Last Line: And in a moment was a lonely man!
Subject(s): Charity; Dreams; Jews; Montefiore, Moses Haim (1784-1885); Philanthropy; Nightmares; Judaism


MORDECAI, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "'now say, my queen,' the monarch cries"
Last Line: While thou hast bread to spare!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers;israel;jews;jews - Women; Judaism


MORDECAI, by HELEN MARIA HUNT FISKE JACKSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Make friends with him! He is of royal line
Last Line: Not his, comes from the gallows cubits high.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. H.; Holm, Saxe; Jackson, Helen Hunt
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Jews; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


MORE LIGHT! MORE LIGHT!', by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Composed in the tower before his execution
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


MORITZ STEINSCHNEIDER, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If I had known, dear master, when of late
Last Line: And lost its matchless cunning only now.
Subject(s): Honor; Jews; Memory; Scholarship & Scholars; Judaism


MORNING INVOCATION, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At morn I ask thee, lend thy shelt'ring aid!
Last Line: Dwelleth my soul, thy gift divine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): God; Jews; Prayer; Judaism


MORNING SONG, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I look for you early
Last Line: Yet the breath of god in me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): God; Jews; Praise; Judaism


MORNING SONG, by HENRY SAMUEL JACOBS    Poem Text                
First Line: At early morn, thee will I seek
Last Line: Whilst yet in us the spirit lives.
Subject(s): Devotion; Jews; Praise; Judaism


MOSAIC, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On this tile
Subject(s): Jews; Travel; Judaism; Journeys; Trips


MOSES, by JOHN STUART BLACKIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I will sing high-hearted moses
Last Line: Stooped to borrow from the jew.
Subject(s): Egypt; Hebrew Literature; Jews; Moses; Nile (river); Judaism


MOSES, by N. N.    Poem Text                
First Line: Thrones that stood and realms that flourished
Last Line: As his birthright's sacred fountain?
Subject(s): Death; God; Graves; Heaven; Jews; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Judaism


MOSES AND JESUS, by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Methought on two jews meeting I did chance
Last Line: With bitter tears of agonized despair.
Subject(s): Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


MOSES AND THE DERVISH, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God, that heaven's seven climates hath spread forth
Last Line: The circumstance according to the worth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Moses; Sinai, Mount; Judaism


MOSES IN THE DESERT, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Go where a foot hath never trod
Last Line: That power belongs to god alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): Bible; Egypt; God; Jews; Moses; Judaism


MOSES MENDELSSOHN, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: Once, through a night of darkness and of shadow
Last Line: Should mark thy people, moses mendelssohn!
Subject(s): Jews; Mendelssohn, Moses (1729-1786); Judaism


MOSES ON MOUNT NEBO, by I. SOLOMON    Poem Text                
First Line: He stood on nebo's lofty crest
Last Line: He sleeps, his sepulchre unknown.
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Graves; Jews; Moses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism


MOUNT SINAI, by HORATIO (HORATIUS) BONAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From sinai's top the lightnings flashed
Last Line: For none can see his face and live.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Moses; Sinai, Mount; Judaism


MRS. ELLIS A. FRANKLIN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: It was not granted to her she should lead
Last Line: Inspire the deeds that live for time untold
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


MY FATHER'S BIBLE, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is one book, far dearer than the rest
Last Line: And kiss its covers, too, when I'm alone.
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Judaism


MY HERITAGE, by CORA WILBURN    Poem Text                
First Line: A glorious heritage is mine
Last Line: In victory o'er despair!
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Israel; Jews; Judaism


MY PEOPLE, by BENJAMIN ROSENBAUM    Poem Text                
First Line: Thou hast not come from the ghettos of paris and the villages of russia
Last Line: Who has placed me on this strange page of life?
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


MYER DAVIS, by ISAAC LAZAROWICH    Poem Text                
First Line: Farewell! The word is idle, not in vain
Last Line: Out of the dying dark, good night, good-bye.
Subject(s): Davis, Myer (1830-1912); Jews; Judaism


NA-HA-MOO, by J. C. LEVY    Poem Text                
First Line: By babel's streams, thy children wept
Last Line: "with blessings of his ""na-ha-moo."
Subject(s): Bible; Israel; Jews; Judaism


NATIONAL THOUGHTS, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A woman, caught in a homeland-trap of the chosen people: you
Last Line: And to sleep inside it, forever
Subject(s): Jews; Israel; Hebrew Language; Judaism


NATIONAL THOUGHTS, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You: trapped in the homeland of the chosen people
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


NATURE AND THE POET, by SHIMEON FRUG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My rabbi was nature-she set me to learn
Last Line: A poet, my brothers, a poor jewish poet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Frug, Simeon Grigoryevich
Subject(s): Jews; Nature - Religious Aspects; Poetry & Poets; Judaism


NEHEMIAH TO ARTAXERSES, by WILLIAM KNOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis sorrow, o king! Of the heart
Last Line: With those sorrows that melt and consume.
Subject(s): Jews; Nehemiah (5th Century B.c.); Judaism


NEVER WENT TO BIRDLAND, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Never went to birdland, so what, went to the y,
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Jews; Love - Beginnings; Heritage; Heredity; Judaism


NEW YEAR, by FLORENCE WEISBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: Across the life-path of our destiny
Last Line: To perfect day.
Subject(s): Holidays; Jews; New Year; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Judaism


NEW YEAR HYMN, by JOSEPH KRAUSKOPF    Poem Text                
First Line: Gone another year- / gone beyond recall
Last Line: May erasure need.
Subject(s): Holidays; Jews; New Year; Judaism


NISHMAS, by PENINA MOISE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All living souls shall bless thy name
Last Line: Great king, whom we adore.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Love; Judaism


NISHMAS, by FLORENCE WEISBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: The breath of ev'ry living thing
Last Line: No king but thee we know!
Subject(s): Faith; God; Jews; Belief; Creed; Judaism


NORTH AND SOUTH, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The jewes their beds, and offices of ease
Last Line: Gods wayes and walks, which lie still east and west.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


NOTHING, by JOSEPH GIKATILLA    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


O ISRAEL, by ROBERT LOVEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O israel, thy glory gleamed
Last Line: O israel, sweet israel.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Peace; Judaism


O SWEET ANEMONES!, by JESSIE E. SAMPTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O sweet anemones on sharon's plain
Last Line: Who still remembers, lives, refreshed with tears.
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


O THE CHIMNEYS, by NELLY LEONIE SACHS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O the chimneys / on the ingeniously devised habitations of death
Alternate Author Name(s): Sachs, Nelly
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Judaism


OBSERVATION (2), by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The jewes, when they built houses (I have read)
Last Line: Cities most sad and dire destruction.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


ODE ON CHAZANUTH, by NINA DAVIS    Poem Text                
First Line: Arise and sing, thou deathless melody
Last Line: And pass away.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


ODE TO THE SACRED LAMPS, by M. L. R. BRESLAR    Poem Text                
First Line: O fugitives from black oppression's bread
Last Line: Enkindled by the sacred lamps of old jerusalem.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


ODE TO THE STATUE OF MOSES; THE MASTERPIECE OF MICHAEL ANGELO, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Statue! Whose giant limbs
Last Line: For ye had bent the knee to one of godlike mould!
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.);jews;michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564); Judaism


ODE TO ZION, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Art thou not, zion, fain
Last Line: And see thy youth renewed as in the days of old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


OEDIPAL STRIVINGS, by FREDERICK SEIDEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A dinosaur egg opens in a lab
Subject(s): Jews; Ancestors & Ancestry; Weather; Judaism; Heritage; Heredity


OH! WEEP FOR THOSE, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Weep for those that wept by babel's stream
Last Line: Mankind their country -- israel but the grave!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judaism


OLNEY HYMNS: 30. THE LIGHT AND THE GLORY OF THE WORD, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The spirit breathes upon the word
Last Line: In brighter worlds above.
Subject(s): Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


OLNEY HYMNS: 4. JEHOVAH-NISSI, THE LORD IS MY BANNER, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By whom was david taught
Last Line: Will help his servant to the end.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


ON A DRAWING BY FLAVIO, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Above my desk / the rabbi of auschwitz
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


ON ATTEMPTING TO CONVERT THE JEWS TO CHRISTIANITY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: When thou canst wash the ethiopian white
Last Line: Each one to answer for himself alone
Subject(s): Bible;catholics;jews;religion - Reformers; Roman Catholics;catholicism;judaism


ON THE ADMISSION OF JEWS INTO PARLIAMENT, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For years unblest, all hope of rest forbidden to his feet
Last Line: And pour into the hebrew's ear the lead of a debate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Great Britain - Parliament; Jews; Judaism


ON THE DAY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM BY TITUS, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From the last hill that looks on thy once holy dome
Last Line: Our worship, oh father, is only for thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Judaism


ON THE GRAVE OF MICHAEL GORDON, by SHIMEON FRUG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One more gravestone-one more heart
Last Line: Spoke in blessing o'er the dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Frug, Simeon Grigoryevich
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Jews; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism


ON THE MASSACRE, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Text                
First Line: Ye heavens, pray for mercy on my head!
Last Line: The bases deep of wickedness and shame.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Jews; Massacres; Judaism


ON THE PICTURE OF THE FINDING OF MOSES BY PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER, by CHARLES LAMB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This picture does the story express
Last Line: Because I from the waters drew him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Elia
Subject(s): Bible; Egypt; Hebrew Literature; Jews; Moses; Judaism


ON THE RUSSIAN PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O son of man, by lying tongues adored
Last Line: In death's worst hour the works of christian men?
Variant Title(s): On The Russian Persecution Of Jews
Subject(s): Jews; Persecution; Russia; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


ON TO THE EAST, by NAPHTALI HERZ IMBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your loins let girt be
Last Line: March to zion! Ye brave!
Alternate Author Name(s): Imber, Naftali Herts
Subject(s): Cities; Jerusalem; Jews; Sea Voyages; Zionism; Urban Life; Judaism


ON TO THE PROMISED LAND, by ISRAEL GOLDBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: A dawning sun breaks through the sable cloud!
Last Line: Of freedom for the never-conquered jew!
Alternate Author Name(s): Learsi, Rufus
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Nations; Patriotism; Zionism; Judaism


ON TRANSLATING THE PSALMS, by SAMPSON GIDEON JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: How great thy thoughts, how glorious thy designs
Last Line: That all the world in duty must esteem.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guideon, Sampson, Jr.; Eardley, Baron
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Praise; Prayer; Judaism


ON VIEWING A STATUE OF DAVID, by EVA GORE-BOOTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This was the shepherd boy who slung the stone
Last Line: The king is dead, immortal stands the child.
Alternate Author Name(s): Selina
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Jews; Statues; Judaism


ON!, by GEORGE BENEDICT    Poem Text                
First Line: When israel marched from egypt land
Last Line: And let us on, on, on!
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Zionism; Liberty; Judaism


ONLY A JEW, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "in the land of brittany, and long ago"
Last Line: "''twas only a jew,' the folk said, 'only a jew!'"
Subject(s): Capital Punishment;jews; Hanging;executions;death Penalty;judaism


ONLY A JEW, by DAVID BANKS SICKLES    Poem Text                
First Line: Nobody cares, for he's only a jew
Last Line: Cannot be blighted by passion or hate.
Subject(s): Bible; Crucifixion; Jesus Christ; Jews; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion; Judaism


ONWARD, by J. M. MANICOFF    Poem Text                
First Line: Where are you going, soldiers
Last Line: The lord will lead us through.
Subject(s): Flags; Freedom; Jews; Palestine; War; Zionism; Liberty; Judaism


OPTIMISM, by I. Z. JOSEPHSON    Poem Text                
First Line: The rose is hid by prickly thorn
Last Line: And joy is found in sorrow's train.
Subject(s): Hope; Jews; Optimism; Judaism


ORIENTALE, by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She's an enchanting little israelite
Last Line: A touch sidonian -- modern -- taking -- strange!
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


OSCAR COHEN, by HAMMOND B. GAYFER    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, that death should lay thee low
Last Line: Shone the glory of the lord.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gayfer, H. B.
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Jews; Dead, The; Paradise; Judaism


OUR CREED, by JOSEPH LEONARD LEVY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is one only god
Last Line: His justice and his grace.
Subject(s): Faith; God; Jews; Belief; Creed; Judaism


OUR HERITAGE, by ISIDORE G. ASCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We own no kingdom and we flaunt no king
Last Line: The jews draw strenuous force and vigorous life.
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Israel; Jews; Heritage; Heredity; Judaism


OUR JEWISH ORPHANS' HOME, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: Back from the street, within a wreath of bowers
Last Line: Our sacred trust,—our jewish orphans' home!
Subject(s): Charity; Children; Jews; Orphans; Philanthropy; Childhood; Judaism; Foundlings


OUR PASSWORD, by ISIDORE G. ASCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No hate can stifle our religion's birth
Last Line: Our prayer in life and death that god is one.
Subject(s): History; Jews; Religious Education; Historians; Judaism; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools


OUT OF EGYPT, by DOROTHEA DE PASS    Poem Text                
First Line: The flaming sunset bathed the distant hills
Last Line: Of sin.
Subject(s): Bible; Israel; Jews; Moses; Nile (river); Judaism


OVID IN THE THIRD REICH, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love my work and my children. God
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


PALMS AND MYRTLES, by ELASAR KOLIR    Poem Text                
First Line: Thy praise, o lord, will I proclaim
Last Line: "blessed art thou for evermore."
Alternate Author Name(s): Kalir, Eleazar
Subject(s): God; Jews; Praise; Judaism


PARAPHRASE OF ADON OLAM, by DAVID NUNES CARVALHO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the glorious orbs of light
Last Line: And save my soul in death.
Subject(s): Devotion; God; Jews; Praise; Judaism


PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "in doubt, in weariness, in woe"
Last Line: Was rolling o'er their head
Subject(s): Egypt;jews;moses;red Sea; Judaism


PASSOVER, by ABRAM SAMUEL ISAACS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From egypt once, 'mid storm and flame
Last Line: Abram s. Isaacs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Holidays; Jews; Passover; Liberty; Judaism


PASSOVER (THE FIRST DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE), by DEBORAH KLEINERT JANOWITZ    Poem Text                
First Line: The sullen ice has crept from sunny fields
Last Line: "our god is one—humanity is one!"
Subject(s): Freedom; Independence; Jews; Passover; Liberty; Judaism


PASSOVER HYMN, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When as a wall the sea
Last Line: Sang the redeemed that day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): Holidays; Jews; Passover; Judaism


PATRIARCHAL POETRY, SELECTION, by GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Patriachal poetry defined
Last Line: What is it
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


PATRIOTISM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: To each his country dearer far
Last Line: For poverty in canaan's land
Subject(s): Jews;patriotism; Judaism


PAUL CELAN: A GRAVE AND MYSTERIOUS SENTENCE, by EDWARD HIRSCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's daybreak and I wish I could believe
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


PEACE-AND HONOR, by HERMAN CHARLES MERIVALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hushed are the sounds of party-strife
Last Line: Not one's nor other's—england's own.
Subject(s): Honor; Jews; Peace; Judaism


PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 14. AL-MUZAWWIR, by EDWIN ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the lord would fashion men
Last Line: "come thou!"" at man's hour of death."
Variant Title(s): Making Of Man
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Creation; God; Islam; Jews; Mankind; Eve; Judaism; Human Race


PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 45. ALLAH-AL-MUJIB, by EDWIN ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our lord the prophet (peace to him) doth write
Last Line: Better is prayer than food or sleep!
Variant Title(s): Ali And The Jew
Subject(s): God; Islam; Jews; Prayer; Judaism


PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 67. AS-SAMAD, by EDWIN ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of heaven's prodigious years man wotteth nought
Last Line: Thy times are good: thy will be done.
Variant Title(s): Ozair The Jew
Subject(s): God; Islam; Jews; Judaism


PEARLS OF THE FAITH: 77. AL-MUTAHALI, by EDWIN ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis written in the chapter 'of the cave'
Last Line: Exalted art thou past our ken.
Variant Title(s): Moses And The Angel
Subject(s): Angels; Bible; God; Islam; Jews; Moses; Judaism


PENITENCE (2), by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The doctors, in the talmud, say
Last Line: More worth, then heav'ns eternitie.
Subject(s): Jews; Repentance; Judaism; Penitence


PENTECOST, by ANNETTE KOHN    Poem Text                
First Line: Down by the shining sea
Last Line: The treasure of the lord.
Subject(s): God; Hebrew Language; Jews; Prayer; Sinai, Mount; Judaism


PEOPLE OF ZION, by MARIE HARROLD GARRISON    Poem Text                
First Line: From far-off ages hath this people sprung
Last Line: A long white pathway shining on the night!
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Judaism


PESACH LE' OSID (THE PASSOVER OF THE FUTURE), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Israel in fetters still! The prophet's wind
Last Line: The clouds shall pass and earth shall grow like heaven
Subject(s): Israel;jews;passover; Judaism


PHEDRE, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How vain and dull this common world must seem
Last Line: The loveless lips with which men kiss in hell.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


PILLOW AND STONE, by ABRAM SAMUEL ISAACS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a stone in olden time
Last Line: The pillow's changed to stone!—
Subject(s): Angels; Jews; Judaism


PIYUT: A GREAT MUSIC, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Ah people do do shake off dust do rise do
Last Line: Close with your enemies smoked out burnt off like dew
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


POEM ABOUT PEOPLE, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The jaunty crop-haired graying
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentaries; Relationships; Jews; Judaism


POEMS FOR THE RICH: 1, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Zaritsky with 10 children
Last Line: O worse off than his dog
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism;poverty; Judaism


POEMS FOR THE RICH: 2, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Derision of the working class
Last Line: Past all reproach
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism;poverty; Judaism


POEMS FOR THE RICH: 3, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: O mother o mother
Last Line: Women die starving
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism;poverty; Judaism


POEMS FOR THE RICH: 4, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Bosses with hearts of stone
Last Line: Where does it end?
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism;poverty; Judaism


POEMS FOR THE RICH: 5. A POEM FOR MILLIONAIRES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Viz rothschild -- face of gold
Last Line: Bag of bones
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism;wealth; Judaism;riches;fortunes


POETRY, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God made the world with rhythm and rime
Last Line: The world god made with rhythm and rime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Jews; Poetry & Poets; Judaism


POLAND OF DEATH: 1, by ALLEN GROSSMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear my father underground scratching with a nail. And I say
Last Line: "and mother says, ""this is the forest primeval."" poland of death!"
Subject(s): Graves; Jews; Parents; Poland; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism; Parenthood


POOR PEOPLE, by RAJZEL ZYCHLINSKA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Being poor has one color
Alternate Author Name(s): Zychlinska, Rayzel
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Poverty; Judaism


POWDERS OF THE MERCHANT, by ALEXANDER JAVITZ    Poem Text                
First Line: Scarlet spice
Last Line: Swift songs are drumming on the echoes of kol nidre . . .
Subject(s): Cabbala; Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Sapphires; Yom Kippur; Kabbala; Kabbalah; Judaism


PRAYER, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Unto thy rock, my soul, uplift thy gaze
Last Line: Solomon ibn gabirol.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): God; Jews; Praise; Judaism


PRAYER FOR THE DAY OF ATONEMENT (YOM KIPPUR, 5662), by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If I have failed, my god, to see
Last Line: And let thy love my shelter be!
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Prayer; Yom Kippur; Judaism


PRINCESS SABBATH, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In arabia's book of fable
Last Line: Till it crackles and is quenched.
Subject(s): Jews; Judah Ha-levi (1075-1141); Synagogues; Judaism; Yehuda Ben Shemuel Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan


PROENSA, by ISAAC BEN ABRAHAM GORNI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In provence gorni's got a lot of enemies
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


PROPHECY OF JESUS BEN HANANIAH, by JESUS BEN HANANIAH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A voice from the sunrise
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


PROTOCOLS (BIRKENAU, ODESSA; THE CHILDREN SPEAK ALTERNATELY), by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We went there on the train. They had big barges that towed
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Odessa, Ukraine; Shoah; Judaism


PSALM 137. THE JEWISH CAPTIVE, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh zion! If I cease for thee
Last Line: "forgetful, lord, of thee."
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Prayer; Judaism


PSALM 137: EXILE, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text                
First Line: We sat & cried along babylon rivers
Subject(s): Exiles; Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


PSALM CXXVI, by R. B. I.    Poem Text                
First Line: When zion's dire captivity
Last Line: Come laden with his sheaves.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


PSALM: 114, by MYRTILLA E. MITCHELL    Poem Text                
First Line: When israel from proud egypt's yoke
Last Line: Of waters, for his flock.
Subject(s): Egypt; God; Jacob (bible); Jews; Judaism


PSALM: 7, by ARTHUR SCHILLER-SZINESSY    Poem Text                
First Line: O lord, my god, in thee I put my trust
Last Line: And to the heavens my tongue his fame shall roll.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Judaism


PUISSANCE OF THE JEW, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: For, if we be not of the lost ten tribes
Last Line: With dawning greatness of the jewish name!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Nations; Wealth; Judaism; Riches; Fortunes


PURIM, by LABEL    Poem Text                
First Line: Queen esther-so the scriptures say
Last Line: On purim.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Jews; Poetry & Poets; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


PURIM, by CALMAN DAVID MATT    Poem Text                
First Line: Come, quaff the brimming festal glass!
Last Line: Upon his flock from high.
Alternate Author Name(s): Matt, C. David
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Feasts; Holocaust, Jewish - Liberation; Jews; Judaism


PURIM, by MYRTILLA E. MITCHELL    Poem Text                
First Line: From shushan's royal palace came the edict dread / and dark
Last Line: Illumined shine in israel's heart with faith's undying fame.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Jews; Judaism


PURIM, 1900, by ALICE D. BRAHAM    Poem Text                
First Line: Thou poor wan phantom of a vanished joy
Last Line: Israel forgets thee, purim! Thou art dead.
Subject(s): Holidays; Israel; Jews; Massacres; Judaism


RABBI BEN EZRA, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Grow old along with me!
Last Line: Let age approve of youth, and death complete the same!
Subject(s): Aging; Jews; Religion; Worship; Judaism; Theology


RABBI BEN HISSAR, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Rabbi ben hissar rode one day
Last Line: "'I thank thee, lord,' was all he said"
Subject(s): Clergy;death;fathers & Sons;jews; "priests;rabbis;ministers;bishops;dead, The;judaism;


RABBI ISHMAEL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rabbi ishmael, with the woe and sin
Last Line: "the mercy of the all merciful is sure!"
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


RACHEL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: When memnon's sculptured form the god of day
Last Line: What victor monarch's crown is with such gems / enwrought
Subject(s): Jews;rachel (bible);women;women In The Bible; Judaism


RACHEL (RACHEL [RA'CHAL,] A EWE), by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We named you
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


RACHEL: 1, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In paris all look'd hot and like to fade
Last Line: And rachel's switzerland, her rhine, is here!
Subject(s): Jews; Paris, France; Judaism


RACHEL: 2, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Unto a lonely villa in a dell
Last Line: The beauty and the glorious art of greece.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Dead, The; Judaism


RACHEL: 3, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sprung from the blood of israel's scattered race
Last Line: Her genius and her glory are her own.
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Women; Judaism


RAINBOW CALENDAR OF ISAAC LURIA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Nisan if you see the rainbow from the east side
Last Line: Great sorrow in the deserts
Subject(s): "cabbala;calendars;exiles;jews;luria, Isaac Ben Solomon (1534-1572);mysticism - Judaism;" Kabbala;kabbalah;judaism


RALLYING SONG, by JESSIE E. SAMPTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My people, my people! Arise, o bleeding east
Last Line: To consecrate her name.
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Zionism; Liberty; Judaism


REBECCA'S HYMN, FR. IVANHOE, by WALTER SCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When israel, of the lord beloved
Last Line: "are mine accepted sacrifice ."
Variant Title(s): Hebrew Hymn;hymn Of The Hebrew Maid
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Religion; Worship; Judaism; Theology


REBECCA, THE JEWESS, by CLARK B. COCHRANE    Poem Text                
First Line: Closed are the tear-gates of paradise now
Last Line: The beautiful land of dreams.
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Women; Judaism


RECAPITULATIONS, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was born downtown on a wintry day
Subject(s): Birth; Family Life; Jews; World War Ii; Coming Of Age; Youth; Blacks; Divorce; Christianity; Conduct Of Life; Child Birth; Midwifery; Relatives; Judaism; Second World War


RECOGNITION, by MIRIAM TEICHNER    Poem Text                
First Line: So-you have 'recognized' the jew?
Last Line: "since, wisely, now you ""recognize"" the jew."
Subject(s): Ethnic Identity; Jews; Middle East - Conflicts; Judaism; Arab-israeli Conflict


REDEMPTION, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "awake, oh israel! And hear"
Last Line: A people honored by all men
Subject(s): Israel;jews;redemption;zionism; Judaism


REFUGEE BLUES, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say this city has ten million souls
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Variant Title(s): Ten Songs: 1
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Refugees; Soldiers; World War Ii; Shoah; Judaism; Second World War


REMEMBERING THE CHILDREN OF AUSCHWITZ, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We know the story. The children
Last Line: Darkening all our skies
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Children; Death; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Childhood; Dead, The; Shoah; Judaism


REPEAT ONE DAY BEFORE THY DEATH, by RABBI ELEAZAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Hold thou thy friend's honor dear as is
Last Line: Rabbi eleazar.
Subject(s): Jews; Repentance; Judaism; Penitence


RESCUE OF MOSES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: In judah's halls the harp is hushed
Last Line: The babe that slept by nile's broad tide
Subject(s): Hebrew Literature;jews;judah (bible); Judaism


RESPONSE, by LINDA PASTAN                    Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not dusk / in jerusalem
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Judaism


RESTAURATEUR WITH MUSIC, by MALCOLM COWLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Knishes, kisses
Subject(s): Restaurants; Jews; Cafes; Diners; Judaism


RETRIBUTION, by WILMA CRITTENDEN    Poem Text                
First Line: I spilt my blood upon a battlefield
Last Line: Behold the courage of the wandering jew!
Subject(s): Dreams; Hate; Jews; Judas Iscariot (d. 30 A.d.); Life; Nightmares; Judaism


RIDING WESTWARD, by HARVEY SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's holiday night / and crazy jews are on the road
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Yom Kippur; Judaism


RITES & CEREMONIES: 1. THE ROOM, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Father, adonoi, author of all things
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


ROAST LEVIATHAN, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old jews!' well, david, aren't we?
Last Line: Jeered at? Well, let them laugh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Angels; Feasts; Fights; God; Jews; Monsters; Judaism


RODEF SHALOM, by W. G. SKILLMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: When ancient nations bowed the knee
Last Line: The one jehovah, sovereign lord.
Subject(s): Hebrew Literature; Jews; Temples; Worship; Judaism; Mosques


ROMANCERO: BOOK 3. HEBREW MELODIES: JEHUDA BEN HALEVY; A FRAGMENT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If, jerusalem, I ever
Last Line: "both in stinking bad condition."
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Judah Ha-levi (1075-1141); Judaism; Yehuda Ben Shemuel Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan


ROSH HASHANAH, by PENINA MOISE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the tomb of ages past
Last Line: With hopes revived the festal greet!
Subject(s): Faith; Jews; Rosh Hashanah; Belief; Creed; Judaism


ROSH-HASHANAH, by JOSEPH KEARNEY FORAN    Poem Text                
First Line: I stood, to-day, in a temple
Last Line: Their strength must nobler grow!
Subject(s): Jews; Rosh Hashanah; Judaism


RUDE ARE THE TABERNACLES NOW, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: Who did this sovereign gift accord!
Subject(s): God;israel;jews;prayer; Judaism


RUSSIA AND THE JEWS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "o muscovite, blind is your wrath, with"
Last Line: Yet the hebrew abides and is strong
Subject(s): Jews;persecution;russia; Judaism;soviet Union;russians


RUTH, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The plume-like swaying of the auburn corn
Last Line: "thy people and thy god shall be mine own!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Jews; Ruth (bible); Women In The Bible; Judaism


RUTH, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She stood breast high amid the corn
Last Line: Share my harvest and my home.
Subject(s): Autumn; Beauty; Jews; Love; Ruth (bible); Seasons; Women In The Bible; Youth; Fall; Judaism


RUTH, by H. HYMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Leave thee alone in sorrow! Ask me not
Last Line: And whither thou goest will I also go.
Subject(s): Grief; Jews; Love - Loss Of; Ruth (bible); Solitude; Women In The Bible; Women In The Bible; Sorrow; Sadness; Judaism; Loneliness


RUTH AND NAOMI, by LOWELL COURIER    Poem Text                
First Line: A rabbi's child and puritan's once met
Last Line: And reap in joy the harvest—truth sublime.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Memory; Dead, The; Judaism


RUTH AND NAOMI, by WILLIAM OLIVER BOURNE PEABODY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell? Oh, no! It may not be
Last Line: My firm and faithful heart from thee.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Ruth (bible); Women In The Bible; Dead, The; Judaism


SABBATH, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sabbath is here, and the heavens are beaming
Last Line: Then sing like an angel at the gateway of heaven!
Subject(s): Jews; Peace; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


SABBATH HYMN, by SOLOMON BEN MOSES HA-LEVI ALKABEZ    Poem Text                
First Line: Come forth, my friend, the bride to meet
Last Line: Come, o my friend, the sabbath greet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alkabiz, Solomon
Subject(s): Jews; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


SABBATH HYMN, by AARON COHEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Descend, descend, o sabbath princess
Last Line: And sabbath peace for evermore.
Subject(s): Heaven; Jews; Peace; Sabbath; Paradise; Judaism; Sunday


SABBATH LIE, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On friday, at twilight of a summer day
Last Line: I’ve gone to another life
Subject(s): Sabbath; Jews; Sunday; Judaism


SABBATH THOUGHTS, by GRACE AGUILAR    Poem Text                
First Line: I bless thee, father, for the grace
Last Line: Bid work-day turmoil cease.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


SACRED LYRIC, by ISIDORE G. ASCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When sorrow, blinded with her tears
Last Line: O lord of hosts! To comfort me.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Pity; Judaism


SANDALPHON, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you read in the talmud of old, / in the legends the rabbins have told
Last Line: To quiet its fever and pain.
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Judaism


SCENE OF A SUMMER MORNING, by IRVING FELDMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Scene of a summer morning: my mother walking
Last Line: Drifting, the ten tribes there, gone forever
Subject(s): Family Life; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Relatives; Shoah; Judaism


SEDER-NIGHT, by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Prosaic miles of streets stretch all around
Last Line: Its god shall be the god of all the earth.
Subject(s): Freedom; Jews; Poetry & Poets; Liberty; Judaism


SEFER RAZIEL: HYMN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: He promises his name. They praise its power and beauty
Last Line: In each creature / infinitely
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism


SELF-CONDEMNATION, by GEORGE HERBERT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who condemnest jewish hate
Last Line: Without excuse or cloak.
Subject(s): Hate; Jews; Judaism


SELICHOTH, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the pride of the rose is the image of sorrow
Last Line: So prayeth the jew with the genius of sorrow!
Subject(s): Grief; Israel; Jews; Synagogues; Sorrow; Sadness; Judaism


SEMITE, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What art and anti-art to lead us by the sharpness
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


SEMITIC INTERLUDE; A SONNET SEQUENCE, by MARTIN FEINSTEIN    Poem Text                
First Line: Pharaoh is mighty on his throne
Last Line: But hears the bright voice of the blinded bird.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Egypt; Jews; Moses; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


SEPTEMBER SONG, by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Undesirable you may have been, untouchable
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; War; Shoah; Judaism


SERPENT, by NATHAN OF GAZA    Poem Source                
First Line: Messiah
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


SERVANT OF GOD, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O would that I might be
Last Line: And draw me near to thee, my king and lord.
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): Devotion; God; Jews; Worship; Judaism


SHEBUOTH, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: From dim, dark ages of the past
Last Line: The law, to them, was sent from heaven.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


SHEMA, by PRIMO LEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You who live secure / in your warm houses
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


SHEMA YISRAEL ADONAY-ELOHAINU ADONAY-ECHOD, by IBBIE MCCOLM WILSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Shema yisrael,' is the lesson we learn
Last Line: "shema yisrael!"
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Youth; Judaism


SHEMA-YISRAEL-ADONAI-ELOHENU ADONAI-ECHOD, by NATHAN BERNSTEIN    Poem Text                
First Line: O god of israel, lord on high
Last Line: And that we worship thee with joy.
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Judaism


SHI'UR KOMA: THE MEASURE OF THE BODY, by ISHMAEL BEN ELISHA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the measure of the stature spoken in the book of measure
Subject(s): Bodies; Mysticism - Judaism


SHOFAR ECHOES, by ANNETTE KOHN    Poem Text                
First Line: I'm but a child, and childish toys
Last Line: "in ""jacob's goodly tents"" shall dwell."
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Jews; Judaism


SIDE BY SIDE, by ISABELLA ROSA HESS    Poem Text                
First Line: Jew and christian, side by side
Last Line: Though a sadness thrills in the springtide air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hadassah
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Catholics; Jews; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Judaism


SIMCHAS TORAH, by JUDAH LEON GORDON    Poem Text                
First Line: Lechayim, my brethren, lechayim, I say!
Last Line: Who gave us the law on its parchment scroll.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gordon, J. L.; Gordon, Judah Loeb
Subject(s): Faith; God; Jews; Belief; Creed; Judaism


SIMCHAS TORAH, by CALMAN DAVID MATT    Poem Text                
First Line: Full oft has the ark been opened
Last Line: Begin to read it anew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Matt, C. David
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Memory; Judaism


SIMCHAS TORAH (THE REJOICING OF THE LAW), by MORRIS ROSENFELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Simchas-torah! Skip and hop
Last Line: Ten we spend fasting in sackcloth and ashes.
Subject(s): Feasts; Jews; Judaism


SIMEON SINGER, by JOHN CHAPMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, weep not for the dead.' alas! How weak
Last Line: "an angel of the lord of hosts is he."
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Jews; Peace; Saints; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Judaism


SIMON WOLF, by FELIX NAPOLEON GERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The measure of a worthy man
Last Line: Felix n. Gerson.
Subject(s): Courage; Jews; Wolf, Simon (1836-1923); Valor; Bravery; Judaism


SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE, by E. YANCEY COHEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Sweet blue-eyed charity, devout and calm
Last Line: This hero crested with his hundred years!
Subject(s): Jews; Montefiore, Moses Haim (1784-1885); Judaism


SOAP, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here is a green jew
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


SOLOMON SCHECHTER, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Another moses of our race
Last Line: You found the manuscript of god.
Subject(s): Schechter, Solomon (1847-1915); Jews; Spirituality; Judaism


SOLOMON'S SONG, by REGINA MIRIAM BLOCH    Poem Text                
First Line: Hast thou heard the voice of my belov'd
Last Line: "ah, when is he returning?"
Subject(s): Absence; Hearts; Jews; Love; Separation; Isolation; Judaism


SONG AT THE RED SEA, by GEORGE LANSING TAYLOR    Poem Text                
First Line: Sing to jehovah, who gloriously triumphs
Last Line: He reigns in his glory, through infinite days!
Subject(s): Bible; Egypt; God; Jews; Red Sea; Judaism


SONG FOR FRIDAY NIGHT, by ISIDORE MYERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou beautiful sabbath, thou sanctified day
Last Line: All eager to greet thee with praise and with song.
Subject(s): Jews; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


SONG OF ISRAEL TO GOD, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My love! Hast thou forgotten / thy rest
Last Line: For I give thee my love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Praise; Judaism


SONG OF JUDAS MACCABEUS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF MASPHA, by REBEKAH GUMPERT HYNEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On, warriors and chiefs! Every step we have trod
Last Line: We have conquered or died for the glory of god.
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Martyrs; War; Judaism


SONG OF SAUL BEFORE HIS LAST BATTLE, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Warriors and chiefs! Should the shaft or the sword
Last Line: Or kingly the death, which awaits us to-day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Religion; Saul (11th Century B.c.); Judaism; Theology


SONG OF THE DEW, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "o rain, depart with blessings"
Last Line: Let fall this day thy dew!
Subject(s): God;israel;jews;prayer; Judaism


SONG OF THE HEBREW SEER, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh would that the darkness would cover the face of the land
Last Line: The myriad, myriad sounds of the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): God; Jews; Prophecy & Prophets; Religion; Judaism; Theology


SONG OF THE JEWISH CAPTIVES, by HENRY NEILE    Poem Text                
First Line: We sat us down by babel's streams
Last Line: To warble sion's pleasant songs.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


SONG OF THE SPANISH JEWS, by GRACE AGUILAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, dark is the spirit that loves not the land
Last Line: And seek not and wish not a lovelier rest.
Subject(s): Exiles; Immigrants; Jews; Spain; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Judaism


SONNET, by IMMANUEL OF ROME    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My sweet gazelle! From thy bewitching eyes
Last Line: Beside those eyes all other beauty's vain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Immanuel Ben Solomon Of Rome; Immanuel Di Roma
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


SONNET, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy spirit, sage, is ever on the wing
Last Line: Ye race of priests, ye people of the book!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


SONNET, by RACHEL MORPURGO    Poem Text                
First Line: My soul surcharged with grief now loud complains
Last Line: The spinning wheel—then to herself she's true.
Alternate Author Name(s): Morpurgo, Rahel Luzzatto
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


SONNET, by SARA COPIA SULLAM    Poem Text                
First Line: O lord, thou know'st my inmost hope and / thought
Last Line: That thou dost shield me with thy endless might.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


SONNET ADDRESSED TO SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE, by CANON JENKINS    Poem Text                
First Line: If patriarchal days alone were thine
Last Line: Leaning on god, to wait the coming day.
Subject(s): Jews; Montefiore, Moses Haim (1784-1885); Judaism


SOUND EVENT: THE SILENT ORCHESTRA, by NACHMAN OF BRATZLAV    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Construct an orchestra made up entirely of wooden 'dummy' instruments
Alternate Author Name(s): Nachman Of Breslo
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


SOUND THE LOUD TIMBREL; MIRIAM'S SONG, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sound the loud timbrel o'er egypt's dark sea
Last Line: Jehovah has triumph'd, his people are free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Jews; Miriam (bible); Religion; Women In The Bible; Judaism; Theology


SOUNDING EVENTS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Sound the words as quickly as possible
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


SOUNDS OF THE RESURRECTED DEAD MAN'S FOOTSTEPS (#3): 2. ANGEL ..., by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hands that were nailed, the ankles that were pierced as if one
Last Line: The cloud appeared to him by day and the little star by night.
Subject(s): Angels; Concentration Camps; Crucifixion; Death; Jews; Religion; Spirituality; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion; Dead, The; Judaism; Theology


SPAIN:: ANNO 1492, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Torquemada. Now that castile and aragon in holy wedlock
Subject(s): Torquemada, Tomas De (1420-1498); Spain; Inquisition; Jews; Judaism


SPIT, by CHARLES KENNETH WILLIAMS                    Poet's Biography
First Line: After this much time, it's still impossible. The ss man with his stiff hair
Alternate Author Name(s): Williams, C. K.
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; World War Ii; Shoah; Judaism; Second World War


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BARNEY HAINSFEATHER, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If the excursion train to peoria
Last Line: But to be buried here -- ach!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Jews; Graveyards; Judaism


STANZAS ON THE CONVERSION OF THE JEWS, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On this labour of love may a blessing attend
Last Line: Nor turn ye from him who now speaketh from heaven!
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Conversion; Jews; Judaism


STILL, by WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In sealed box cars travel
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


STONE OF CHOICE, SELECTION, by KALONYMOS BEN KALONYMOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Damn the one damn
Alternate Author Name(s): Kalonymus Ben Kalonymus ben Meir
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


SUCCOTH, by M. M.    Poem Text                
First Line: What offerings can we bring thee, lord?
Last Line: And best ripe fruits were gifts to thee!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


SUNSHINE AFTER STORM; A TALE FROM THE TALMUD, by WILLIAM DEARNESS    Poem Text                
First Line: The rabbi viewed on zion's hill
Last Line: His higher destiny to hasten.
Subject(s): Clergy; Israel; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


SUPPLICATION, by R. JOSE BEN JOSE    Poem Text                
First Line: Our sins are many, and we sigh
Last Line: Thy mercy is for ever sure!
Subject(s): Jews; Mercy; Redemption; Sin; Judaism


SURVIVOR, by FLORENCE WEINBERGER                   
First Line: He knows the depths of smokestacks
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: THE LEGEND OF RABBI BEN LEVY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rabbi ben levi, on the sabbath, read
Last Line: And walks on earth unseen forevermore.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: AZRAEL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: King solomon, before his palace gate
Last Line: "I was upon my way to seek him there."
Variant Title(s): The Spanish Jew's Tale: Azrael
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


TEPHILLIN, by AARON SCHAFFER    Poem Text                
First Line: Erect he stands, in fervent prayer
Last Line: Knows all he can and e'er will know.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Prayer; Judaism


TERROR, by JEROME ROTHENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dream of the jews
Subject(s): Jews; Middle East - Conflicts; Mysticism - Judaism; Terrorism; Judaism; Arab-israeli Conflict


THE 'MOSES' OF MICHAEL ANGELO, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And who is he that, sculptured in huge stone
Last Line: Had been your error in adoring him.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Jews; Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564); Moses; Sculpture & Sculptors; Judaism


THE 16-YEAR OLD POET, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the prince the song
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Poetry & Poets; Youth; Judaism


THE ACTS OF SAINT JOHN: THE ROUND DANCE OF JESUS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A praise poem
Last Line: Understand & say / amen
Subject(s): Jesus Christ;jews;messiah;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE ALL FATHER'S WORD, by EMILY SOLIS COHEN JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: When ransomed israel saw the returning sea
Last Line: "peace. They that perish are my children too."
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Peace; Judaism


THE ALPHABET, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The letters of the jews as strict as flames
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE ALPHABET OF BEN SIRA: THE BIRTH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "as it is written, he doeth great things past finding out"
Last Line: Meat oil & wine & she nourished him
Subject(s): "ben Sira (hebrew Scribe, 2d Century Bc);jews;mysticism - Judaism;" Judaism


THE AMEN STONE, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On my desk there is a stone with the word “amen” on it
Last Line: A jigsaw puzzle. Child’s play
Subject(s): Jews; Ancestors & Ancestry; Judaism; Heritage; Heredity


THE AMERICAN JEWESS, by ALBERT ULMANN    Poem Text                
First Line: O youngest daughter of thy ancient race
Last Line: And make of each a better man, a worthier jew.
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Women; Jews In America; Judaism


THE ANGEL, by DOROTHY S. SILVERMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: I dreamt I saw an angel in the sky
Last Line: And with a sigh, she floated far away.
Subject(s): Angels; Heaven; Jews; Paradise; Judaism


THE ANGEL OF TRUTH, by LEOPOLD STEIN    Poem Text                
First Line: Once th' omnipotent maker of world without end
Last Line: And his sovereign law all his creatures obey.
Subject(s): Angels; Heaven; Jews; Justice; Paradise; Judaism


THE APOSTATE, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I, hypocrite harry, that hamburg hand-kisser
Last Line: Bless the poet, heinrich, as he blesses you.
Subject(s): Christianity; Conversion; Hypocrisy; Jews; Surgery; Women; Women's Rights; Judaism; Feminism


THE ARCH OF TITUS, by HARRY AUSTRYN WOLFSOHN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crumbling, age-worn, in rome the eternal
Last Line: Shouldering their holy menorah.
Subject(s): Jews; Titus, Emperor Of Rome (39-81 A.d.); Judaism


THE ARK OF THE COVENANT, by NINA DAVIS    Poem Text                
First Line: There is a legend full of joy and pain
Last Line: Within its place.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Legends; Temples; Judaism; Mosques


THE AUTO-DA-FE; A LEGEND OF SPAIN, by RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With a moody air, from morn till noon
Last Line: Until, like sir robert, 'I'm duly call'd in!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Ingoldsby, Thomas
Subject(s): Inheritance And Sucession; Inquisition; Spain; Jews; Judaism


THE AWAKENING OF ISRAEL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Must the sea plead in vain that the river
Last Line: And rule in the realm he has made
Subject(s): Israel;jews;zionism; Judaism


THE BALLAD OF EPHRON, PRINCE OF TOPERS, by IMMANUEL OF ROME    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come listen to a merry song about a merry / wight
Last Line: Nor he, nor we, shall crave in vain for water!
Alternate Author Name(s): Immanuel Ben Solomon Of Rome; Immanuel Di Roma
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Repentance; Sin; Water; Judaism; Penitence


THE BALLADE OF DEAD CITIES; TO ANDREW LANG, by EDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are the cities of the plain?
Last Line: Where are the cities of old time?
Subject(s): Cities; Jews; Urban Life; Judaism


THE BANNER OF THE JEW, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wake, israel, wake! Recall today
Last Line: Strike! For the brave revere the brave!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judaism


THE BENEDICTION, by HARRY WEISS    Poem Text                
First Line: There's a memory that sweetens
Last Line: And heaven's own surcease.
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Jews; Peace; Paradise; Judaism


THE BIBLE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "this book-this holy book, on every line"
Last Line: "and earnest sighs, to read, believe and live"
Subject(s): Bible;books;jews;religion; Reading;judaism;theology


THE BIBLE, by RICHARD BARTON    Poem Text                
First Line: Lamp of my feet, whereby we trace
Last Line: Our anchor and our stay!
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


THE BIBLE, by DAVID LEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As to an ancient temple
Last Line: Lift purified to heaven!
Subject(s): Bible; Creation; God; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


THE BIBLE, by PHOEBE PALMER    Poem Text                
First Line: Blessed bible! How I love it!
Last Line: Sweeter still thy truths shall be!
Subject(s): Bible; Books; Jews; Religion; Reading; Judaism; Theology


THE BIRD, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sang heinrich, I would fly
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


THE BOOK, by MILLER WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I held it in my hands while he told the story
Subject(s): Books; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Reading; Shoah; Judaism


THE BOOK BAHIR: ON THE NATURE OF EVIL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: And god warned israel
Last Line: Anchored the ends of the earth
Subject(s): Evil;mysticism - Judaism


THE BOOK OF EXODUS: SONG OF THE SEA, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Now moses & now israel's children sing this song
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism; Sea; Ocean


THE BOOK OF GOD, by HORATIO (HORATIUS) BONAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy thoughts are here, my god
Last Line: The church's heritage.
Subject(s): Jews; Religion; Worship; Judaism; Theology


THE BOOK OF MYSTERIES: RITES FOR THE SUN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Fourth heaven heaven of the angels of the sun lies stretched out
Last Line: Amen selah
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism;sun; Judaism


THE BOOK OF THE LEFT PILLAR, by MOSES OF BURGOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the idea rose in the mind of god & in his pure thought to create a holy
Alternate Author Name(s): Moses Ben Solomon Ben Simeon Of Burgos
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism


THE BOOK OF THE LETTER, SELECTION, by ABRAHAM ABULAFIA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And adonai said to
Alternate Author Name(s): Abulafia, Abraham Ben Samuel
Subject(s): Cabbala; Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Kabbala; Kabbalah; Judaism


THE BOOK OF YOLEK, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dowsed coals fume and hiss after your meal
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Germany; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Germans; Shoah; Judaism


THE BURNING OF THE LAW, by MEIR BEN BARUCH OF ROTHENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ask, is it well, o thou consumed of fire
Last Line: Thy darkness bright.
Subject(s): Jews; Judgments; Judaism


THE CEDARS OF LEBANON, by HENRY THOMAS SCHNITTKIND    Poem Text                
First Line: But the waves of the fury of nations
Last Line: To bring them home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, Henry+(2)
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Nations; Zionism; Judaism


THE CELLAR, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I want my father to stop sending me down there
Last Line: Yet another cry for mercy.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Antwerp, Belgium; Betrayal; Cellars; Duty; Fathers & Daughters; Food Habits; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Penance; Potatoes; Shame; Survival; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Basements; Shoah; Judaism


THE CHIEF AMONG TEN THOUSAND (SONG OF SOLOMON), by HORATIO (HORATIUS) BONAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold thou art all fair, my love
Last Line: And eat his fruits of love.
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Heaven; Jews; Love - Loss Of; Paradise; Judaism


THE CHILDREN OF THE PALE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "whence comes this motley, dark-eyed, swarthy / crowd"
Last Line: Recalling ancient stories proudly told / of israel's line
Subject(s): Children;history;israel;jews; Childhood;historians;judaism


THE CHOSEN, by ELIZABETH MCMURTRIE DINWIDDIE    Poem Text                
First Line: Chosen of old, the guardians of the law
Last Line: The freedom of the strong.
Subject(s): Clergy; History; Jews; Prophecy & Prophets; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Historians; Judaism


THE CID AND THE JEW, by THEOPHILE GAUTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cid, stern victor in each fight
Last Line: Entered a convent's gloom. Amen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hero-worship; Jews; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism


THE CODE OF DAY & NIGHT: A FRAGMENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: * * ... / h
Last Line: Of darkness I part in the house of light a man ...
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE COMMANDMENT OF FORGETFULNESS, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rabbi ben zadok, o'er the sacred law
Last Line: Thus evermore rejoice in serving thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): Clergy; God; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE COSSACKS, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: For jews, the cossacks are always coming.
Subject(s): Paranoia; Jews; Conduct Of Life; Judaism


THE COVENANT OF SINAI, by JOSEPH LEISER    Poem Text                
First Line: Lo, this is the law that I gave you
Last Line: And harkened forever to me.
Subject(s): Jews; Sinai, Mount; Judaism


THE CROWING OF THE RED COCK, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the eastern sky has glowed
Last Line: His nobler task is -- to forget.
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Jews; Judaism


THE CRUCIFIX IN THE FILING CABINET, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the filing cabinet of true steel
Subject(s): Cross, The; Jews; Judaism


THE CRY OF ISRAEL, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou knowest my tongue, o god
Last Line: Tarry no more!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Judaism


THE CRY OF RACHEL, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand in the dark; I beat on the floor
Last Line: Let me in, death.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Rachel (bible); Women In The Bible; Dead, The; Judaism


THE DANCE OF DEATH, by SEM TOB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! I am death! With aim as sure as steady
Last Line: Even then shall hope and joy our footsteps bless.
Alternate Author Name(s): Santob De Carrion; Santo, Don
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Dead, The; Judaism


THE DAWN OF HOPE, by CONSTANCE PESSELS    Poem Text                
First Line: See how the people of israel come trooping
Last Line: Gather again in thy sheltering fold.
Subject(s): Hope; Israel; Jews; Zionism; Optimism; Judaism


THE DAY OF REST, by GUSTAV GOTTHEIL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, o sabbath day, and bring
Last Line: Thou shalt rest.
Subject(s): Jews; Rest; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


THE DEAD SINGER, by ALLEN EASTMAN CROSS    Poem Text                
First Line: Once more a singing soul's most airy
Last Line: Like a rare urn with flowers.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Mourning; Dead, The; Judaism; Bereavement


THE DESTROYING ANGEL, by ABRAHAM COWLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He stopped at last
Last Line: The mighty mystery through its humble sign.
Subject(s): Jews; Troy; Judaism


THE DESTRUCTION OF PHARAOH, by JOHN RUSKIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mourn, mizraim, mourn! The weltering wave
Last Line: For jacob's weary tribes are free!
Subject(s): Egypt; God; Jacob (bible); Jews; Mourning; Judaism; Bereavement


THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
Last Line: Hath melted like snow in the glance of the lord!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Variant Title(s): Sennacherib
Subject(s): Assyria; Bible; Death; Jews; Religion; Sennacherib, King Of Assyria; War; Dead, The; Judaism; Theology


THE DIRTY WORD, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dirty word hops into the cage of the mind
Subject(s): Jews; Birds; Survival; Judaism


THE EIGHT CHANUKAH LIGHTS, by ISIDORE MYERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With fervor and joy we give thanks to the lord
Last Line: To serve the one god and to walk in his light.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; God; Hanukkah; Heaven; Heroism; Jews; Light; Paradise; Heroes; Heroines; Judaism


THE EMPEROR AND THE RABBI, by GEORGE CROLY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old rabbi, what tales dost thou pour in mine ear
Last Line: "the sovereign of him, and the sovereign of thee!"
Subject(s): Clergy; Israel; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE EPIC OF KING KISHVAR: THE CASTLE, by MAULANA SAHIN    Poem Text                
First Line: High & green
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE EVERLASTING JEW, by HENRY B. SOMMER    Poem Text                
First Line: Lift up thy head, o israel, gird thine armor on / anew
Last Line: That the only real aristocrat is the everlasting jew!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judaism


THE EVIL EYE (THE GOOD EYE) EINHORE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The child frets / yawns / or cringes a lot
Last Line: Shall she receive an evil eye
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE EXTERMINATION OF THE JEWS; TO DONALD JUSTICE, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A thousand years from now / they will be remembered as heroes
Last Line: Continues ceasing and ceasing.
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Survival; Shoah; Judaism


THE EYES ARE ALWAYS BROWN, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I spent an hour watchjing the yellow parrots
Last Line: Did I stop to listen to that music, poor love?
Subject(s): Travel; Conduct Of Life; Irish; Judaism


THE FAITHFUL BRIDE; A MIDRASHIC PARABLE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: There is a legend (and 'tis quaintly sweet)
Last Line: "'thy law, o lord, which was my joy, my all!'"
Subject(s): Faith;jews;legends; Belief;creed;judaism


THE FALL OF JERUSALEM, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jerusalem! Jerusalem! / thou art low; thou
Last Line: Th' unfading splendours of his son!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Judaism


THE FALSE HOPE, by HORACE MEYER KALLEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Methought I saw the heavy eyelids rise
Last Line: Horace m. Kallen.
Subject(s): Jews; Zionism; Judaism


THE FAST OF TEBETH, by JOSEPH BEN SAMUEL BONFILS    Poem Text                
First Line: Lo! I recall the siege which fell on me
Last Line: "who saith: ""ye waves, but so far shall ye come."
Alternate Author Name(s): Tob Elem, Joseph Bar Samuel
Subject(s): Affliction; Jews; Sin; Judaism


THE FATED RACE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: What! Still reject the fated race
Last Line: Immanuel-was a jew
Subject(s): Heroism;israel;jews;sacrifices; Heroes;heroines;judaism


THE FEAST OF FREEDOM, by PHILIP MAX RASKIN    Poem Text                
First Line: I remember in my childhood
Last Line: "of a spring of long ago. ..."
Alternate Author Name(s): Raskin, P. M.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Feasts; Freedom; Jews; Passover; Liberty; Judaism


THE FEAST OF LIGHTS, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Kindle the taper like the steadfast star
Last Line: The maccabean spirit leap new-born!
Subject(s): Faith; Israel; Jews; Judas Iscariot (d. 30 A.d.); Belief; Creed; Judaism


THE FEATHER AT BREENDONCK, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am praying again, god -- pale god
Last Line: That's all we needed: a good war . . .
Subject(s): Absence; Angels; Concentration Camps; Fathers & Daughters; Feathers; Guilt; Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Memory; Prayer; Relationships; Salvation; Separation; Isolation; Judaism


THE FIELD OF GILBOA, by WILLIAM KNOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun of the morning looked forth from his throne
Last Line: Thy flocks to decay and thy forests to wither.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Jews; Marriage; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE FIRST SONG OF MOSES, by GEORGE WITHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now shall the praises of the lord be sung
Last Line: The seed of israel safe and dry-shod came.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Moses; Judaism


THE FORGOTTEN RABBI, by G. M. H.    Poem Text                
First Line: Rabbi ben shalom's wisdom none but his / scholars know
Last Line: Whoso gainsays their folly grudges his master peace!
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Memory; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE FOUR MISFORTUNES; A HEBREW TALE, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A pious rabbi, forced by heathen hate
Last Line: "that god is good, and all is for the best!"
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE GEZER CALANDAR, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The moons of harvest
Last Line: A / b / g
Subject(s): Calendars;jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE GHETTO-JEW, by ISRAEL GOLDBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: I marked in the midst of the glittering throng
Last Line: A jeer be the last of its pages?
Alternate Author Name(s): Learsi, Rufus
Subject(s): History; Jews; Jews - Persecution; Memory; Old Age; Historians; Judaism


THE GHOST OF SOULMAKING: FOR RUTH OPPENHEIM, by MICHAEL S. HARPER                    Poet's Biography
First Line: The ghost appears in the dark of winter
Subject(s): Ghosts; Jews; Supernatural; Judaism


THE GIFT, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In 1945, when the keepers cried kaput
Last Line: Is the gift beyond history and hurt and heaven
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


THE GLORY OF GOD, by REBEKAH GUMPERT HYNEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Was it thus, stricken remnant, the glory of god
Last Line: "and the same ""fire from heaven"" illumines thee yet."
Subject(s): God; Jews; Judaism


THE GREAT HOLY ASSEMBLY: THE NAMES, by MOSES DE LEON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In my distress
Alternate Author Name(s): Moses Ben Shem Tov De Lion
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism; Names


THE GREAT LAMENT; FOR THE RABBIS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "the columns of caesarea ran with tears, roof gutters ran with blood, stars"
Last Line: The palms were laden with thorns
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE GREATER HEKHALOT: A COSMIC HYMN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A measure of holiness a measure of power
Last Line: Who comes crowned to the throne of his own massiveness
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism


THE GREATER HEKHALOT: THE DOORKEEPERS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The 7th palace
Last Line: Down all jerusalem
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism


THE GUARDIAN OF THE RED DISK (SPOKEN BY A CITIZEN OF MALTA - 1300), by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A curious title held in high repute
Last Line: Guarding the red disk—lest one rogue escape!
Subject(s): Catholics; Clergy; Jews; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE HA' BIBLE, by ROBERT NICOLL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, I could worship thee!
Last Line: A sunbeam sent from god,—an everlasting bow!
Subject(s): Bible; Books; God; Jews; Religion; Reading; Judaism; Theology


THE HARD BARGAIN, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In a pawnshop on lucky street
Last Line: All say he drives a hard bargain.
Subject(s): Jews; Pawnshops; Usury; Judaism; Pawnbrokers


THE HARP OF DAVID, by JEHOASH    Poem Text                
First Line: When the night her vision is weaving
Last Line: Is a youthful poet again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Joash
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; David (d. 962 B.c.); Jews; Poetry & Poets; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


THE HARP OF FAITH, by ABRAM SAMUEL ISAACS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At midnight, so the rabbis tell
Last Line: Resound in glad refrain.
Subject(s): Faith; Jews; Belief; Creed; Judaism


THE HARP OF ZION, by JAMES WILLIS    Poem Text                
First Line: The harp of zion sleepeth
Last Line: The wanderer to restore!
Subject(s): Galilee, Palestine; Jews; Nations; Zionism; Judaism


THE HARVESTING OF THE ROSES, by MENAHEM IBN SARUK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From his garden bed our lord
Last Line: They were in death to him restored.
Alternate Author Name(s): Menahem Ben Saruq; Menahem Ben Jacob
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Jews; Roses; Dead, The; Judaism


THE HEARTS OF ISRAEL, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: The hearts that cling to israel
Last Line: Each heart in israel!
Subject(s): Hearts; Israel; Jews; Love; Judaism


THE HEAVENLY LIGHT; SHEVUOTH, by MAX MEYERHARDT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When israel in the wilderness
Last Line: May reach with joy the heavenly land.
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Israel; Jews; Paradise; Judaism


THE HEBREW MIND, by M. L. R. BRESLAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Gifts, as romantic as the cruse of oil
Last Line: And forged that wondrous thing, the hebrew mind.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE HEBREW MINSTREL'S LAMENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "from the hills of the west, as the sun's setting / beam"
Last Line: On the bosoms that bled for their country and god'
Subject(s): Jews;judah (bible); Judaism


THE HEBREW MOTHER, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rose was in rich bloom on sharon's plain
Last Line: "the rock of strength. -- farewell!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Jews; Mothers; Judaism


THE HEBREW'S FRIDAY NIGHT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "'come, my beloved, to meet the bride; the face"
Last Line: The sweet humanities which make our higher life
Subject(s): Brides;jews;love - Marital;sabbath; Judaism;wedded Love;marriage - Love;sunday


THE HIGH-PRIEST TO ALEXANDER, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Go forth, thou man of force!
Last Line: In his holy of holies for ever!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Alexander The Great (356-323 B.c.); Jews; Judaism


THE HOLY FLAME, 'MENORAH', by GEORGE JAY HOLLAND    Poem Text                
First Line: Thou sacred flame, so mellow and subdued
Last Line: "and breathe with god: ""let there be light."
Subject(s): God; Jews; Light; Spirituality; Synagogues; Judaism


THE HYMN OF GLORY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "sweet hymns I chant, and weave melodious / songs"
Last Line: "to lift my heart to thee, for whom I long"
Subject(s): God;jews;praise;singing & Singers; Judaism


THE HYMN OF GLORY, by JUDAH BEN SAMUEL HE-ASID OF REGENSBURG    Poem Text                
First Line: Sweet hymns shall be my chant and woven songs
Last Line: For all my being is athirst for thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Judah He-hasid
Subject(s): God; Jews; Prayer; Singing & Singers; Worship; Judaism; Songs


THE IMMORTALITY OF ISRAEL, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun and moon unchanging do obey
Last Line: While night and day do alternate in peace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jacob (bible); Jews; Judah Ha-levi (1075-1141); Judaism; Yehuda Ben Shemuel Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan


THE IYYOB TRANSLATION FROM 'A-15', by LOUIS ZUKOFSKY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An / hinny / by / stallion
Last Line: White pods of honesty / satinflower
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE JEW, by HELEN BEAN BYERLY    Poem Text                
First Line: A good samaritan passed on the way
Last Line: He'll open them to swastika or cross!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE JEW, by ISAAC ROSENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Moses, from whose loins I sprung
Last Line: Then why do they sneer at me?
Subject(s): Bible; Freedom; Jews; Religion; Soldiers' Writings; Liberty; Judaism; Theology


THE JEW (DEDICATED TO BENJAMIN F. PEIXOTTO), by GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His dark face kindled in the east
Last Line: Art, toil, and hope shall purify.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Jews; Memory; Peixotto, Benjamin Franklin (1834-1890); Poetry & Poets; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism


THE JEW AND THE ROOSTER ARE ONE, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: After fighting with his dead brothers and his dead sisters
Subject(s): Soutine, Chaim (1893-1943); Paintings & Painters; Jews; Butchery; Judaism


THE JEW IN AMERICA, by FELIX NAPOLEON GERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wing thee, my song, and in majestic flight
Last Line: We shall emerge, unchanged, to face our god.
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - United States; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Right To Asylum; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Judaism


THE JEW IS TRUE, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Go forth among this homeless race
Last Line: The better christian is the jew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Bible; Christianity; Israel; Jews; Religion - Reformers; Judaism


THE JEW OF MALTA, by CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Albeit the world thinks machiavel is dead
Last Line: Neither to fate nor fortune, but to heaven. [exeunt.
Subject(s): Jews; Malta; Revenge; Judaism


THE JEW TO JESUS, by FLORENCE KIPER FRANK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O man of my own people, I alone
Last Line: A thousand times have we been crucified.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


THE JEW TO THE GENTILE, by SARA MESSING STERN    Poem Text                
First Line: The priest bent angry gaze upon the jew
Last Line: "can bring more souls to god than all man's creed."
Subject(s): Anti-semitism; Christianity; Jews; Religious Discrimination; Judaism; Religious Conflict


THE JEW'S APPEAL TO THE CHRISTIAN, by J. W. BLENCOWE JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Cease, christian, cease the word of scorn
Last Line: On judah's race—on israel's name.
Subject(s): Christianity; Israel; Jews; Jews - Exodus From Egypt; Judah (bible); Judaism


THE JEW'S GIFT; A.D. 1200, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The abbot willed it, and it was done
Last Line: "well, well! Since he gave his beard to the birds!"
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE JEWESS, by ALLAN DAVIS    Poem Text                
First Line: Her hair is winged with summer nights
Last Line: The story of her race.
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Women; Judaism


THE JEWESS OF TOLEDO, by FRANZ GRILLPARZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Back, go back, and leave the garden
Last Line: Curtain
Subject(s): Jews; Spain; Tragedy; Judaism


THE JEWISH CAPTIVE'S SONG, by MARION MOSS    Poem Text                
First Line: Gone is thine hour of might
Last Line: O'er the scattering of their race.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Judah (bible); Dead, The; Judaism


THE JEWISH CEMETERY AT NEWPORT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How strange it seems! These hebrews in their graves
Last Line: And the dead nations never rise again.
Subject(s): Bible; Cemeteries; Jews; Newport, Rhode Island; Religion; Social Protest; Graveyards; Judaism; Theology


THE JEWISH CONSCRIPT; IN RUSSIA, by FLORENCE KIPER FRANK    Poem Text                
First Line: They have dressed me up in a soldier's dress
Last Line: He also died in vain.
Subject(s): Jews; Russia - Army-military Life; World War I; Judaism; First World War


THE JEWISH EXILE, by LEON HUHNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherefore weep our brethren yonder
Last Line: Israel and jerusalem.
Subject(s): Exiles; Jews; Jews - Exodus From Egypt; Judaism


THE JEWISH MARTYR, by MOSS MARKS    Poem Text                
First Line: Bring forth the jew!' ben hassim said, 'the
Last Line: "but mine it is the triumph—I die for faith and truth."
Subject(s): Death; Israel; Jews; Martyrs; Dead, The; Judaism


THE JEWISH MARTYRS, by W. V. B.    Poem Text                
First Line: From far siberia's frozen plains
Last Line: Among our myriad hero-graves?
Subject(s): Jews; Martyrs; Judaism


THE JEWISH MAY, by MORRIS ROSENFELD                    Poet's Biography
First Line: May has come from out the showers
Subject(s): Jews; May (month); Judaism


THE JEWISH MOTHER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A star of guidance o'er life's troubled ocean
Last Line: Keeps evermore the day of holy rest
Subject(s): Jews;jews - Women;mothers; Judaism


THE JEWISH MOTHER AND HER SONS BEFORE ANTIOCHUS, by R. MANAHAN    Poem Text                
First Line: The sun shone bright upon a kingly throne
Last Line: "thou gavest one, I seven to god!"" and so she died."
Subject(s): Courage; Jews; Mothers & Sons; Soldiers; Valor; Bravery; Judaism


THE JEWISH NEW YEAR, 5660, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When chaos lay beneath god's hand
Last Line: Will bless you in your works and ways.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Holidays; Jews; Memory; New Year; Peace; Judaism


THE JEWISH PILGRIM, by FRANCES BROWNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Are these the ancient holy hills
Last Line: Oh! Give the wanderer room.
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Exodus From Egypt; Palestine; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Judaism


THE JEWISH SOLDIER (1), by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mother england, mother england, 'mid the / thousands
Last Line: England say!
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): Exiles; Great Britain - Civil War; Heroism; Jews; Right To Asylum; Soldiers; English Civil War; Heroes; Heroines; Judaism


THE JEWISH SOLDIER (2), by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard by the walls of plevna, not fifty yards away
Last Line: And on gatschina's palace forevermore they lie.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): Exiles; Jews; Jews - Persecution; Russia; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


THE JEWS, by GEORGE HERBERT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor nation, whose sweet sap and juice
Last Line: That your sweet sap might come again!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE JEWS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the fair year
Last Line: The lost son by the newly found.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE JEWS IN RUSSIA, by EDWARD DOYLE    Poem Text                
First Line: From town and village to a wood, stript bare
Last Line: "till they draw lightning from jehovah's eyes."
Subject(s): Jews; Persecution; Right To Asylum; Russia; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


THE JEWS OF BUCHAREST, by EDWARD SYDNEY TYBEE    Poem Text                
First Line: Take heed; the stairs are worn and damp!'
Last Line: Our coming lord hath deigned to wear.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Oppression; Judaism


THE JEWS OF ENGLAND (1200-1902), by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An edward's england spat us out-a band
Last Line: Her triumph o'er her own intolerance.
Subject(s): Battleships; History; Jews; Right To Asylum; War; Historians; Judaism


THE JEWS WEEPING IN JERUSALEM, by JAMES WALLIS EASTBURN    Poem Text                
First Line: Why, trembling and sad, dost thou stand there
Last Line: And sorrow and sighing shall vanish away.
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Jews; Pain; Zionism; Judaism; Suffering; Misery


THE JEWS' CEMETERY ON THE LIDO, by JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A tract of land swept by the salt seafoam
Last Line: Wept by no mourner but the moaning wave.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Jews; Lido (island), Italy; Graveyards; Dead, The; Judaism


THE KADDISH, by W. W.    Poem Text                
First Line: According to his righteous will
Last Line: And say, amen, with one accord.
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Judaism


THE KISHINEFF MASSACRE, by ROSE STRAUSS    Poem Text                
First Line: O lord, thy righteous wrath and vengeance pour
Last Line: Will not be deaf, but with thy thunder smite.
Subject(s): Jews; Massacres; Russia; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


THE KISS OF GOD, by JOHN WHITE CHADWICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the great leader's task was done
Last Line: It is not hard to die.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Mourning; Dead, The; Judaism; Bereavement


THE LAMENTATION OF DAVID OVER SAUL AND JONATHAN HIS SON, by GEORGE WITHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy beauty, israel, is gone
Last Line: How warlike instruments decay!
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Jews; Jonathan (bible); Judaism


THE LAMPS ARE BURNING, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Jews; Religion; Anti-semitism; Judaism; Theology


THE LAST SABBATH LIGHT, by HENRY ROSENBLATT    Poem Text                
First Line: The last lone sabbath candle sheds
Last Line: "and build a star in heaven."
Subject(s): Jews; Light; Sabbath; Stars; Judaism; Sunday


THE LATTER DAY, by THOMAS HASTINGS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail to the brightness of zion's glad morning
Last Line: Shouts of salvation are rending the sky!
Variant Title(s): Missionary Success
Subject(s): Jews; Missionaries & Missions; Zionism; Judaism


THE LAY OF THE LEVITE, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a sound that's dear to me
Last Line: Of 'clo!--old clo!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE LENT JEWELS; A JEWISH APOLOGUE, by RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In schools of wisdom all the day was spent
Last Line: Which god had lent him, and resumed anew.
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Religious Education; Wisdom; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools


THE LITTLE JEW, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We were at school together
Last Line: The little jew and I.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Friendship; Jews; Judaism


THE LIVING GOD, by ABRAHAM IBN EZRA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I thirst for god, to him my soul aspires
Last Line: Thy hand to all that live.
Subject(s): Desire; God; Jews; Judaism


THE LOAN, by SABINE BARING-GOULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rabbi meir, / a black cap on his white hair
Last Line: "should be restored."
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Religious Education; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools


THE MACCABEAN, by HORACE MEYER KALLEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whether of fate, or by the hand of man
Last Line: Flash like the sun into the clouded sky.
Subject(s): Fate; Heroism; Jews; Destiny; Heroes; Heroines; Judaism


THE MACCABEAN CALL, by EMIL GUSTAV HIRSCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of dense darkness, stress of the ages
Last Line: Join thee, god's priest, at thy altared light!
Subject(s): Clergy; Heroism; Jews; Prophecy & Prophets; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Heroes; Heroines; Judaism


THE MACCABEES, by MIRIAM MYERS    Poem Text                
First Line: When you tell of israel's heroes, those who lived
Last Line: Sing aloud the well-earned praises of the maccabees so bold.
Subject(s): Heroism; Israel; Jews; Soldiers; Heroes; Heroines; Judaism


THE MAGIC WORDS, by MELVIN G. WINSTOCK    Poem Text                
First Line: The scene of conflict was a level plain
Last Line: And wept. The soldier now, alas! Was dead.
Subject(s): Hebrew Literature; Jews; Jews - Persecution; Right To Asylum; Judaism


THE MAID OF THE GHETTO, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sad eyes and dark she bends upon the throng
Last Line: Some judith with a falchion in her hands?
Subject(s): Jews;jews - Women; Judaism


THE MAIDEN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: I would sing of
Last Line: O father of truths o mother of knowing
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE MASSACRE OF THE JEWS, by R. A. LEVY    Poem Text                
First Line: A wail comes o'er the swelling seas
Last Line: "how long, our father, o! How long!"
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Massacres; Tyranny & Tyrants; Judaism; Dictators


THE MASSACRE OF THE JEWS AT YORK, by MARION MOSS    Poem Text                
First Line: There is an old and stately hall
Last Line: The self-devoted victims sung—halleluyah!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Jews - Persecution; Massacres; Judaism


THE MELTING POT, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bearded old patriarchs, flippant young men
Last Line: Heart of the ghetto on saturday night!
Subject(s): Ghettos; Jews; Poverty; Weariness; Judaism; Fatigue


THE MENORAH, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: In the temple, softly, clearly burning
Last Line: Is the blessed law of israel!
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Israel; Jews; Religion; Temples; Judaism; Theology; Mosques


THE MENORAH, by HARRY AUSTRYN WOLFSOHN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For ages imprisoned in shadow
Last Line: The course of our future years!
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Light; Synagogues; Judaism


THE MESSENGER, by O. B. MERRILL    Poem Text                
First Line: Rabbi ben josef, old and blind
Last Line: "should prove a messenger from me."
Subject(s): Angels; Clergy; Heaven; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Paradise; Judaism


THE MEZUZAH, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cerberus breakers that brawl and that cry
Last Line: On the threshold and doorpost, we also see god!
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Praise; Judaism


THE MIRACULOUS OIL, by CAROLINE DEUTSCH    Poem Text                
First Line: Little cruet in the temple
Last Line: Through the centuries of darkest night!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Light; Temples; Judaism; Mosques


THE MISER, by BEN ZED    Poem Text                
First Line: A miser once dreamed he had given away
Last Line: That as long as he lived he would slumber no more.
Subject(s): Jews; Misers; Selfishness; Judaism


THE MOABITESS, by PHILLIPS BROOKS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet moab gleaner on old israel's plain
Last Line: And god himself smiles on their godlike beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty; Jews; Ruth (bible); Women In The Bible; Judaism


THE MORAL OF IT, by SAMUEL GORDON    Poem Text                
First Line: So once more the ancient story lifts its voice undulled / by age
Last Line: ^1^ the legendary name of the wandering jew.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judaism


THE MYSTIC LAND, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: There's a land that's like a dream
Last Line: Of this mystic land—the heart?
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism


THE MYSTIC TIE, by MAX MEYERHARDT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a mystic tie that joins
Last Line: Which time and change cannot efface.
Subject(s): Children; Hebrew Language; Israel; Jews; Childhood; Judaism


THE NEW EZEKIEL, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What, can these dead bones live, whose sap is dried
Last Line: And I shall place you living in your land.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Prophecy & Prophets; Dead, The; Judaism


THE NEW JEWISH HOSPITAL AT HAMBURG, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A hospital for jews who're sick and needy
Last Line: His brethren's great, incurable misfortune.
Subject(s): Hamburg, Germany; Hospitals; Jews; Judaism


THE NEW JEWISH HOSPITAL AT HAMBURG, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A hospital for the poor and weary jew
Last Line: For his poor brethren's immedicable ill.
Subject(s): Hamburg, Germany; Hospitals; Jews; Judaism


THE NEW TEMPLE, by LOUIS MARSHALL    Poem Text                
First Line: A new shrine stands in beauty reared
Last Line: With concord and with peace.
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Praise; Temples; Judaism; Mosques


THE NIGHT GAME, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some of us believe
Subject(s): Baseball; Fasts & Feasts; Ford, Edward ('whitey'); Jews; Koufax, Sandy; Sports; Worship; Yom Kippur; Judaism


THE NIGHT PRAYER, by FLORENCE WEISBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: The bands of sleep fall on mine eyes
Last Line: From thee we draw each breath.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Peace; Prayer; Judaism


THE NINTH OF AB, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, vain for hand of mine to strike this harp of / golden strings
Last Line: A testimony to mankind that god shall keep his word.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Christianity; Disasters; Earthquakes; God; Israel; Jews; Memory; Mourning; Pain; Pity; Tragedy; Youth; Judaism; Bereavement; Suffering; Misery


THE NUMBERS, by MARIA HEBREA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: 2 are 1
Subject(s): Alchemy & Alchemists; Jews; Mary The Jewess (1st Century); Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE OLD BOOK, by ABRAM SAMUEL ISAACS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O book of books, and friend of friends alone
Last Line: Thy radiant light is ever shining there
Subject(s): Bible - Old Testament; God; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


THE OLD JEW, by MAXWELL BODENHEIM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No fawn-tinged hospital pajamas
Last Line: They dwindled while he soared.
Subject(s): Jews; Revolutions; Judaism


THE OLIVE TREE, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Save for a lusterless honing-stone of moon
Subject(s): Jews; Olive Trees & Olives; Judaism


THE OMER, by M. M.    Poem Text                
First Line: So, lord, teach us to number our days
Last Line: Takes new life in god's springtime again.
Subject(s): Immortality; Jews; Judaism


THE OUTGOING OF SABBATH, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows have taken the place of the sun
Last Line: The last strain of sabbath's zemiroth is sung.
Subject(s): Heaven; Jews; Sabbath; Shadows; Paradise; Judaism; Sunday


THE PALLOR OF SURVIVAL, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm lucky: autumn is flawless today
Last Line: Turns, an open gate.
Subject(s): Christianity; Converts, Catholic; Evans, Bill (1929-1980); Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Loss; Moving & Movers; Nuns; Refugees; Survival; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Violence; Judaism


THE PASSING OF RABBI ASSI, by EDWIN POND PARKER    Poem Text                
First Line: Outworn by studious toil and age
Last Line: To hear his counsel, let him hear!
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Legends; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE PASSOVER, by R. E. S.    Poem Text                
First Line: Tis night, dark night! A solemn stillness reigns
Last Line: "they sang to him who triumphed gloriously."
Subject(s): God; Jews; Passover; Judaism


THE PERSECUTED JEW, by STEPHEN TAYLOR DEKINS    Poem Text                
First Line: When strife is rampant in the world
Last Line: And lead them to the golden gate.
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Persecution; Judaism


THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S ANNUAL, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are returning to new england for two weeks! My sister
Last Line: Throughout the afternoon.
Subject(s): Aging; Love - Erotic; Jews; Marriage; Mayas; Mexico; Morality; Photography & Photographers; Poetry & Poets; Vermont; World War Ii; Judaism; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Ethics; Second World War


THE PLEDGE, by NATHALIA CRANE    Poem Text                
First Line: These are the words of your judiths
Last Line: New legions, their own unborn sons.
Subject(s): Jews; Judith (bible); Miriam (bible); Women In The Bible; Judaism


THE PLEDGE OF BENJAMIN, by BABETTE DEUTSCH    Poem Text                
First Line: Israel spoke, in his voice a burr
Last Line: He heard leah's voice, he went in to her.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, Mrs.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE POET'S SOUL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Would you know the poet's soul
Last Line: For such was king david's soul
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.);jews;poetry & Poets; Judaism


THE POET'S SPIRIT, by JOSEPH FITZPATRICK    Poem Text                
First Line: No dirge or solemn bell
Last Line: Jehovah's living fire.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Nations; Poetry & Poets; Zionism; Judaism


THE POETS OF OLD ISRAEL, by JOHN VANCE CHENEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old israel's readers of the stars
Last Line: Abides, quenchless forevermore.
Subject(s): Books; God; Israel; Jews; Poetry & Poets; Reading; Judaism


THE PRAYER OF SOLOMON AT THE CONSECRATION OF THE TEMPLE, by REBEKAH GUMPERT HYNEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A gorgeous structure! Rich with fretted gold
Last Line: And when thou hearest, forgive, and grant us rest.
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Jews; Prayer; Solomon (10th Century B.c.); Paradise; Judaism


THE PRAYER OF THE HIGH PRIEST (100 YEARS B.C.E.), by MARIE HARROLD GARRISON    Poem Text                
First Line: The high priest at the altar lingering stood
Last Line: "than thou, the least."
Subject(s): Clergy; God; Jews; Prayer; Synagogues; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE PRIDE OF A JEW, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With all my heart, in truth, and passion strong
Last Line: And sing thy praises, o my song, alway!
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): Jews; Praise; Judaism


THE PRIPET MARSHES, by IRVING FELDMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Often I think of my jewish friends and seize them as they are
Last Line: I sink down as though drugged or beaten
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


THE PROMISED LAND, by JESSIE E. SAMPTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O little land of lapping seas
Last Line: Sound peace upon his hill.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Nations; Peace; Zionism; Judaism


THE RABBI'S PRESENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "a rabbi once, by all admired"
Last Line: And so by chance thought all the others
Subject(s): Clergy;jews; Priests;rabbis;ministers;bishops;judaism


THE RABBI'S PRESENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "a rabbi once, by all admired"
Last Line: And so by chance thought all the others
Subject(s): Clergy;jews; Priests;rabbis;ministers;bishops;judaism


THE RABBI'S SON-IN-LAW, by SABINE BARING-GOULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stood a damsel very early
Subject(s): Jews; Marriage; Sons-in-law; Love - Complaints; Judaism; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE RABBI'S SONG, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If thought ever reach to heaven
Last Line: Be not expelled from him.
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


THE RABBI'S VISION, by FRANCES BROWNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ben levi sat with his books alone
Last Line: "but—""beware of broken vows!"
Subject(s): Churches; Clergy; Jews; Cathedrals; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Daughter of zion, from the dust
Last Line: And everlasting joy.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


THE RETURN, by R. E. I.    Poem Text                
First Line: Wide open, ye doors, and raise up high, o gate
Last Line: Rejoicing as bridegroom that greeteth his bride.
Subject(s): Flags; Israel; Jews; Nations; Zionism; Judaism


THE RETURN FROM THE CAPTIVITY, by MARION MOSS    Poem Text                
First Line: Arise! Sons of israel, arise!
Last Line: Raise the hymn of thanksgiving,—thou'rt free.
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Slavery; Liberty; Judaism; Serfs


THE RIGHT OF ASYLUM, by STEPHEN PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Easy the cry, while vengeance now is wrought
Last Line: This old sea-haven to world-misery?
Subject(s): Freedom; Jews; Right To Asylum; Liberty; Judaism


THE ROSE OF SHARON, by ABRAM SAMUEL ISAACS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In his chamber sat the rabbi
Last Line: "and forgets its olden sorrows."
Subject(s): Friendship; Jews; Knights & Knighthood; Judaism


THE ROSE OF SHARON, by HARRY WEISS    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh! I love to roam in fancy o'er the hills where
Last Line: For our god has made our mission not for us but for all men.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Jews; Nature; Palestine; Roses; Judaism


THE ROYAL CROWN, by ISRAEL ABRAHAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My god, I know that those who plead
Last Line: Israel abrahams.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; God; Jews; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


THE ROYAL CROWN, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I stand before thee, lord, and I am
Last Line: Before thy might in awe I stand, bowed low unto the ground!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; God; Jews; Sin; Eve; Judaism


THE RULER OF THE NATIONS, by JOHN KEBLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lord hath set me o'er the kings of earth
Last Line: "and it is so; my words are sacraments divine."
Subject(s): Jews; Nations; Judaism


THE RUSSIAN JEWISH RABBI, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "old and gray, his shoulders bent"
Last Line: In your heart a deathly moan
Subject(s): Clergy;jews;russia;sabbath; Priests;rabbis;ministers;bishops;judaism;soviet Union;russians;sunday


THE SABBATH, by NINA DAVIS    Poem Text                
First Line: Not for us the sabbath of the quiet streets
Last Line: Ours 'tis to bear the sabbath in our souls.
Subject(s): Jews; Rest; Sabbath; Silence; Judaism; Sunday


THE SABBATH DAY-KIDDUSH AND HABDALAH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Thou sweet sabbath of rest! Priceless gift from / above!
Last Line: "while a creature incarnate, a foretaste of heaven"
Subject(s): Angels;faith;jews;messengers;sabbath; Belief;creed;judaism;sunday


THE SABBATH EVE, by SAMUEL WILLOUGHBY DUFFIELD    Poem Text                
First Line: In quaint old talmud's pages
Last Line: "his sorrowful, ""amen!"
Subject(s): Jews; Sabbath; Judaism; Sunday


THE SABBATH LAMP, by GRACE AGUILAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Shine, sabbath lamp, oh shine with tender ray!
Last Line: And light our souls to find the road to heaven.
Subject(s): Faith; Jews; Sabbath; Belief; Creed; Judaism; Sunday


THE SAVING WAY, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the little girl was told that the sun someday
Last Line: To invent our lives from these rich hours of woe?
Subject(s): Dramatists; Girls; Jews; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Judaism; Dramatists


THE SEA OF THE TALMUD, by JOSEPH LEISER    Poem Text                
First Line: The moon is up, the stars shine bright
Last Line: That sails this vast rabbinic sea.
Subject(s): Jews; Sailing & Sailors; Judaism; Seamen; Sails


THE SEARCH FOR LEAVEN, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a tender, loving maiden
Last Line: Often dreaming on the broom.
Subject(s): Absence; Dreams; Jews; Separation; Isolation; Nightmares; Judaism


THE SEDER, by J. F.    Poem Text                
First Line: Ring in the glorious festal-tide
Last Line: This happy festal-tide.
Subject(s): Feasts; Israel; Jews; Judaism


THE SEEING EYE, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is an eye that never sleeps
Last Line: That love is throned beyond the sky.
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Jews; Love; Paradise; Judaism


THE SENTINEL OF THE AGES, by IBBIE MCCOLM WILSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Under shining, under shadow
Last Line: Brother to the prince of peace.
Subject(s): Fate; God; Jews; Poetry & Poets; Destiny; Judaism


THE SHOSHANAH, by GEORGE E. CHODOWSKY    Poem Text                
First Line: A lily lies broken and bare on a highway
Last Line: "in zion to flourish again."
Subject(s): Jews; Jews - Women; Mourning; Zionism; Judaism; Bereavement


THE SLAUGHTER OF THE JEWS, by ALFRED JAMES WATERHOUSE    Poem Text                
First Line: Fools who kill for the lust of blood, fiends of the / slaughter pen
Last Line: All that the world holds dearest is slaughtered in him—the jew.
Subject(s): Cruelty; Jews; Oppression; Judaism


THE SLEEP, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the thoughts of god that are / borne inward unto souls afar
Last Line: "he giveth his beloved sleep."
Variant Title(s): He Giveth His Beloved Sleep;to Sleep
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Jews; Religion; Sleep; Dead, The; Judaism; Theology


THE SONG OF DAVID, by CHRISTOPHER SHARP    Poem Text                
First Line: He sang of god, the mighty source
Last Line: "replied, ""o lord thou art."
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); God; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


THE SONG OF MIRIAM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Ye daughters and soldiers of israel look back
Last Line: Omnipotent-glorious-eternal-alone
Variant Title(s): Sacred Melody
Subject(s): Disasters;god;jews;miriam (bible);women In The Bible; Judaism


THE SONG OF THE SEXTON, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: At dawn going from house to house &
Last Line: Get up work for god
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism;worship; Judaism


THE SPANISH GYPSY: BOOK 1, by MARY ANN EVANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the warm south, where europe spreads her lands
Last Line: (exeunt.)
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, George; Cross, Marian Lewes; Evans, Marian; Ann, Mary
Subject(s): Christianity; Gypsies; Jews; Man-woman Relationships; Moors (people); Plays & Playwrights ; Spain - History; Travel; War; Gipsies; Judaism; Male-female Relations; Dramatists; Journeys; Trips


THE SPIRIT OF HEBRAISM, by HARRY AUSTRYN WOLFSOHN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They tell me my spirit's departed
Last Line: Where its flag will blazon unfurled.
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Israel; Jews; Prophecy & Prophets; Judaism


THE SPIRIT OF THE SABBATH, by ISIDORE G. ASCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: We greet her in her everlasting youth.
Subject(s): Death; Jews; Peace; Dead, The; Judaism


THE STAMP OF CIVILIZATION, by MAX SIMON NORDAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Japan hath western culture? So you say. O vain
Last Line: As for japan? Why e'en anti-semitism in her land is quite unknown.
Subject(s): Anti-semitism; Japan; Jews; Japanese; Judaism


THE STAR OF DISCONTENT, by X    Poem Text                
First Line: O thou, sweet friend, would I might soothe thy / fear!
Last Line: One ray of hope—the star of disconent.
Subject(s): Hope; Jews; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Optimism; Judaism


THE TABERNACLE, by ROSE EMMA COLLINS    Poem Text                
First Line: Let us build to the lord of the earth in each place
Last Line: And vanish'd ere dawn spread her roseate light!
Subject(s): Jews; Praise; Judaism


THE TALMUD, by SHIMEON FRUG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ancient pages of the talmud
Last Line: All that we shall see no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Frug, Simeon Grigoryevich
Subject(s): Jews; Memory; Judaism


THE TEARS OF A GRATEFUL PEOPLE, by HYMAN HURWITZ    Poem Text                
First Line: Oppressed, confused, with grief and pain
Last Line: Lord, hear us! We entreat!
Subject(s): George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820); Jews; Judaism


THE TEMPLE, by DAVID LEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Go forth, o people
Last Line: With truth and peace.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Temples; Judaism; Mosques


THE TEN WORDS OF CREATION, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: In the beginning god created
Last Line: "yhvh, yhvh, a god merciful and gracious, the existent, yhvh"
Subject(s): Creation;jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE TENT OF ABRAHAM, by CHARLES SWAIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows of an eastern day
Last Line: And abraham stood rebuked before his god.
Subject(s): Abraham; Bible; God; Jews; Judaism


THE TESTAMENTS OF THE 12 PATRIARCHS: JOSEPH & THE BULL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Words of our father jacob (said)
Last Line: Started to strike his brothers
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism


THE THIEF'S PLAY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Open up open up
Last Line: Falls down dead
Subject(s): Holidays;jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE TITANIC, by CORINNE ROOSEVELT ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beloved, you must go -- ask not to stay
Last Line: Of life's great secret on each other's heart!
Subject(s): Devotion; Disasters; Jews; Ships & Shipping; Shipwrecks; Straus, Isidor (1845-1912); Straus, Rosalie Ida (blun) (1849-1912); Titanic (ship); Judaism


THE TOMBS OF THE FATHERS, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In babylon they sat and wept
Last Line: "how doth she now sit desolate!"
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): Babylon; Exiles; Jews; Judaism


THE TONGUE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "the boneless tongue, so small and weak"
Last Line: "the sacred writer crowns the whole, / 'who keeps his tongue doth keep his soul!'"
Subject(s): Hebrew Language;jews;tongues; Judaism


THE TONGUE, by JOHN DAVID NUSSBAUM    Poem Text                
First Line: Said rabbi simon to his son
Last Line: "both life and death are in the tongue!"
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Simon (143-135 B.c.); Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE TORAH OF THE VOID, by NACHMAN OF BRATZLAV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God, / for mercy's sake / created the world
Alternate Author Name(s): Nachman Of Breslo
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Nothingness; Judaism; Nihilism; Voids


THE TRAGEDIE OF MARIAM, FAIRE QUEENE OF JEWRY: CHORAL SONG, by ELIZABETH (TANFIELD) CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those mindes that wholy dote upon delight
Last Line: That care for nothing being in their power.
Alternate Author Name(s): Falkland, Viscountess
Subject(s): Jews; Self-gratification; Judaism


THE TURN OF THE YEARS, by H. B. FRIEDLANDER    Poem Text                
First Line: How may we know you, year of all?
Last Line: But you, the past.
Subject(s): Jews; Memory; Past; Judaism


THE TURNING, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Unknown faces in the street
Subject(s): Jews; Self; Judaism


THE TWIN STARS, by JOEL BLAU    Poem Text                
First Line: Up above me star and star
Last Line: Who'll the blessing o'er them say?
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Jews; Sabbath; Paradise; Judaism; Sunday


THE TWIN STARS, by JOEL BLAU    Poem Text                
First Line: Two stars are shining in the skies
Last Line: Who will pronounce the blessing?
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Jews; Sabbath; Paradise; Judaism; Sunday


THE TWO FRIENDS; A RABBINICAL TALE, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Good rabbi nathan had rejoiced to spend
Last Line: "in wisdom, strength, and goodness, like to thee!"
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE TWO RABBIS, by MRS. LEVITUS    Poem Text                
First Line: There stood upon moriah's mount
Last Line: "while thine is dewed with bitter tears."
Subject(s): Clergy; Jerusalem; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE TWO RABBIS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rabbi nathan two score years and ten
Last Line: "save thou a soul, and it shall save thy own!"
Subject(s): Clergy; Jews; Religion; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism; Theology


THE UNIVERSAL MOTHER, by SABINE BARING-GOULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When by the hand of god man was created
Last Line: "come, child of mine, and slumber in my bosom."
Subject(s): Jews; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Mothers; Women In The Bible; Judaism; Virgin Mary


THE VISION OF HIS PEOPLE, by LEON GORDON    Poem Text                
First Line: Ere yet the morn in glory rose
Last Line: I saw my people—horrid sight!
Subject(s): Dreams; Jews; Jews - Persecution; Nightmares; Judaism


THE VISION OF HUNA, by ABRAM SAMUEL ISAACS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun had set upon jerusalem
Last Line: As if he trod the new jerusalem.
Subject(s): Clergy; Jerusalem; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


THE VOICE OF GOD, by M. M.    Poem Text                
First Line: I heard his voice in song of wren
Last Line: The mighty voice of god.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Judaism


THE WAILING PLACE IN JERUSALEM, by LOUIS FEDERLEICHT    Poem Text                
First Line: With heads bowed down, they stand with streaming / eyes
Last Line: Or carmel's vines look on the midland seas.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Nations; Zionism; Judaism


THE WANDERING JEW, by DAVID LEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seek not what I am to know
Last Line: For pity as for scorn.
Subject(s): Jews; Wandering Jew; Judaism


THE WHITE AND SCARLET THREAD; THE MESSAGE OF ATONEMENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "turn, o israel, turn and live"
Last Line: "sinner, pray and god will hearken"
Subject(s): Jews;prayer;sin; Judaism


THE WIFE'S TREASURE, by SABINE BARING-GOULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At sidon lived a husband with his wife
Last Line: "now thou art mine, and I will treasure thee!"
Subject(s): Jews; Love - Marital; Man-woman Relationships; Judaism; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Male-female Relations


THE WILD GAZELLE, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wild gazelle on judah's hills
Last Line: And mockery sits on salem's throne.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE SHEKINAH FROM HER HOME IN THE TEMPLE, by YEHUDA BEN IDI    Poem Text                
First Line: From the ark cover she moved onto the cherub
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism – Judaism; Shekinah; Wandering & Wanderers; Judaism


THE WORLDS IN THIS WORLD, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Doors were left open in heaven again
Last Line: That's the curse, that's the miracle --
Subject(s): Change; Experience; Faith; Fate; Heaven; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Life; Mortality; Permanence; Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926); Time; Transience; Belief; Creed; Destiny; Paradise; Shoah; Judaism; Impermanence


THE WRITTEN WORD, by ROBERT GRANT (1785-1838)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The starry firmament on high
Last Line: When heaven and earth have passed away.
Subject(s): Bible; God; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


THE YELLOW BADGE, by RUTH SCHECHTER ALEXANDER    Poem Text                
First Line: Hundreds of years agone, my brothers
Last Line: Of the people god called his crown.
Subject(s): History; Jews; Tradition; Historians; Judaism


THE YOUNG MOSES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The world was at his feet
Last Line: "to lead them, if the might, from bondage"
Subject(s): Bible;egypt;god;jews;moses; Judaism


THE YOUNG RABBI, by E. C. L. BROWNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Thou lookest backward reverently. 'tis well!
Last Line: Stand forth with him and sing to-day's mismor!
Subject(s): Clergy; Faith; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Belief; Creed; Judaism


THEODORE HERZL, by FELIX NAPOLEON GERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Such men are rare-they tow'r above mankind
Last Line: A dream like thy god unto moses sent.
Subject(s): Herzl, Theodore (1860-1904); Jews; Zionism; Judaism


THEODORE HERZL, by HARRY MYERS    Poem Text                
First Line: Peace! No tear for him who sleepeth near
Last Line: Israel lives anew!
Subject(s): Herzl, Theodore (1860-1904); Jerusalem; Jews; Peace; Zionism; Judaism


THEODORE HERZL, by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, o prince, farewell, o sorely tried!
Last Line: "next year,"" we cry, ""next year, jerusalem."
Subject(s): Death; Herzl, Theodore (1860-1904); Israel; Jews; Zionism; Dead, The; Judaism


THINK ON GOD, by R. E. S.    Poem Text                
First Line: Forget thee, oh my god! And can this be?
Last Line: Your maker is your life, your soul's delight.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Nature - Religious Aspects; Religion; Judaism; Theology


THREE LOVE POEMS: 1, by SAMUEL HA-NAGID    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd sell my soul for that fawn
Subject(s): Jews; Love; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THREE LOVE POEMS: 2, by SAMUEL HA-NAGID    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Take the blood of the grape
Subject(s): Jews; Love; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THREE LOVE POEMS: 3, by SAMUEL HA-NAGID    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That's it -- I love that fawn
Subject(s): Jews; Love; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


TIS TO THE EAST, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: Will guide his people home
Subject(s): Hebrew Language;israel;jews;zionism; Judaism


TO CARMEN SYLVA (QUEEN OF ROUMANIA), by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, that the golden lyre divine
Last Line: Still unredeemed?
Subject(s): Compassion; Courts & Courtiers; Jews; Mothers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


TO DAMASCUS, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the sinister sun of the syrians beat
Last Line: Is the road to damascus.
Subject(s): Damascus, Syria; Jews; Judaism


TO DAVID, by MIRIAM SUHLER    Poem Text                
First Line: O israel's god-anointed warrior king
Last Line: On thine more precious gift of psaltery.
Subject(s): Bible; Goliath; Jews; Judaism


TO DREYFUS VINDICATED, by ROBERT UNDERWOOD JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Soldier of justice, - fighting with her sword
Last Line: And he hath promised that he will repay.
Subject(s): Dreyfus, Alfred (1859-1935); Jews; Judaism


TO EMMA LAZARUS - 1905, by RICHARD WATSON GILDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear bard and prophet, that thy rest
Last Line: Richard watson gilder.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


TO FORGIVE IS DIVINE, by M. L. R. BRESLAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Father of mercies, and all human love
Last Line: M. L. R. Breslar.
Subject(s): Forgiveness; God; Jews; Clemency; Judaism


TO GOD, by GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, the one supreme o'er all!
Last Line: Beyond the range of thought.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gregory Of Nazianzen; Nanzianzen, Gregory; Gregory The Theologian
Subject(s): God; Jews; Religion; Judaism; Theology


TO HEINRICH HEINE, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake to lyric rapture once again
Last Line: The fatherland swift healing on its wing.
Subject(s): Heine, Heinrich (1797-1856); Jews; Poetry & Poets; Judaism


TO JOSEPH JOACHIM, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Belov'd of all to whom that muse is dear
Last Line: And every ear that heard thee stopt with dust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Jews; Joachim, Joseph (1831-1907); Music & Musicians; Judaism


TO JUDAH HA-LEVI, by M. L. R. BRESLAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Impassioned hours, when hebrew was the key
Last Line: And froth it full of tears for spain's decline.
Subject(s): Jews; Judah Ha-levi (1075-1141); Judaism; Yehuda Ben Shemuel Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan


TO MR. FORBES-ROBERTSON: 19. THE LOWLY JEW, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text                
First Line: So many of the noblest men I've known
Last Line: Who gave his life for all, was of this race.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


TO MY LYRE, by JOSEPH MASSEL    Poem Text                
First Line: Wonderful is my love
Last Line: And the sweets of the world to be.
Subject(s): Harps; Jews; Love; Musical Instruments; Lyres; Judaism


TO RUSSIA, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who tamed your lawless tartar blood?
Last Line: Your jew! Your jew! Your hated jew!
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Jews; Russia; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


TO SIMON WOLF, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear brother, brave and battle-scarred and bold
Last Line: A portion of your spirit for our need.
Subject(s): Jews; Wolf, Simon (1836-1923); Judaism


TO SIMON WOLF ON HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You need no meed of praise in song or prose
Last Line: The enemies that trouble israel.
Subject(s): Jews; Wolf, Simon (1836-1923); Judaism


TO THE CZAR-A PROPHECY, by ROSALIE IDA BLUN STRAUS    Poem Text                
First Line: How canst thou face thy maker, how canst thou
Last Line: When law and order shall prevail, and peace supreme shall reign!
Alternate Author Name(s): Straus, Mrs. Isidor
Subject(s): Jews; Prophecy & Prophets; Judaism


TO THE GLORY OF JERUSALEM, by YEHUDA HALEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful height! O joy! The whole world's
Last Line: Than honey—the earth of thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Halevi, Judah; Judah Ha-levi; Abu Al-hasan
Subject(s): Cities; Jerusalem; Jews; Zionism; Urban Life; Judaism


TO THE HEBREWS, by BEULAH SWEETSER    Poem Text                
First Line: As truth, within a crystal globe is seen
Last Line: Salute! To you whose works so greatly bless!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


TO THE MEMORY OF GRACE AGUILAR, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "and thou art gone, grace aguilar"
Last Line: Who sing that 'god is love'
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship;jews;memory; Judaism


TO THEODORE HERZL, by GUSTAV GOTTHEIL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who called thee to such holy high estate?
Last Line: To struggle for the newly dawning life.
Subject(s): Herzl, Theodore (1860-1904); Jews; Zionism; Judaism


TO WALTER LIONEL DE ROTHSCHILD ON HIS BAR-MITZVAH, by LOUIS BARNETT ABRAHAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thine is the heritage of ancient birth
Last Line: Thy heart shall know a peace no pain can mar.
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Bar & Bat Mitzvahs; Jews; Heritage; Heredity; Judaism


TO YOUNG ISRAEL, by MAX OSIAS    Poem Text                
First Line: How cloudy is the sky!
Last Line: "the world's gem."
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Liberty; Judaism


TO ZION, by M. B. S.    Poem Text                
First Line: O people long oppressed and stricken sore
Last Line: O judah, tarry not! Israel arise.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


TOURIST AND CICERONE, by LUDWIG AUGUST FRANKL    Poem Text                
First Line: Good sir, thou didst me order
Last Line: "jehovah is our god."
Subject(s): God; Jews; Pain; Titus, Emperor Of Rome (39-81 A.d.); Judaism; Suffering; Misery


TRANSLATION OF THE PATRIARCH, by LUCY A. RANDALL    Poem Text                
First Line: No tombstone saw they there
Last Line: Reveals how enoch went home to him.
Subject(s): Angels; Bible; Death; God; Heaven; Jews; Dead, The; Paradise; Judaism


TREE SPIRIT EVENTS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: One mounts to one side
Last Line: Ten are fixed in one
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


TRUE JEWISH FAITH, by ISIDOR BUSH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What does true jewish faith imply?
Last Line: And by his grace, it thus shall be!
Subject(s): Faith; Jews; Belief; Creed; Judaism


TRUST, by M. M.    Poem Text                
First Line: Though bare of bloom the broad-leafed fig
Last Line: And doth me to high place raise.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Praise; Judaism


TRUSTFULNESS, by JOSEPH LEONARD LEVY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, god, the only god
Last Line: We trust in thee.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Judaism


TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF RESCUE WORK, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shamed and degraded you call them-they!
Last Line: God do so to us and more also, if we do not set them free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Judaism


ULTIMA THULE: THE CHAMBER OVER THE GATE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it so far from thee
Last Line: "o absalom, my son!"
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


VASHTI, by HELEN MARIA HUNT FISKE JACKSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In all great shushan's palaces was there
Last Line: "he will but bless me when he doth repent!"
Alternate Author Name(s): H. H.; Holm, Saxe; Jackson, Helen Hunt
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Jews; Love; Tears; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


VENETIAN INTERIOR, 1889, by RICHARD HOWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand to one side. No, over here with me:
Last Line: But only that we yield. And we yield
Alternate Author Name(s): Howard, Joseph
Subject(s): Browning, Pen (1849-1912); Paintings & Painters; Jews; Judaism


VISION EVENT, by NACHMAN OF BRATZLAV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Imagine that you could constantly recall all that we know about the future
Alternate Author Name(s): Nachman Of Breslo
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


VISION OF BELSHAZZAR, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The king was on his throne,
Last Line: The persian on his throne!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Belshazzar; Jews; Judaism


VISION OF RABBI ABRAHAM, SELS., by NATHAN OF GAZA    Poem Source                
First Line: & I abraham has shut myself in for 40 years had grieved over the power of
Subject(s): Cabbala; Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


WAITING, by SHIRLEY KAUFMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After the fervor
Last Line: But I can't tell you how any of them sing.
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Jerusalem; Jews; Poetry & Poets; Violence; Waiting; Dead, The; Judaism


WANDERING, by SAMUEL ROTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Little man of sorrows, whither would you wander?
Last Line: "I am going to the country where my fathers ruled of old."
Subject(s): Cities; Grief; Homecoming; Jews; Zionism; Urban Life; Sorrow; Sadness; Judaism


WATCHING 'SHOAH' IN A HOTEL ROOM IN AMERICA, by ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are nights as soft as fur on a foal
Last Line: We have nowhere to go
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


WATCHMAN! WHAT OF THE NIGHT?, by JAMES MEW    Poem Text                
First Line: The burden of dumah. Silence. What of the / night?
Last Line: With longing for that messianic morn.
Subject(s): Jews; Night; Peace; Sleep; Judaism; Bedtime


WATER SONG, by SOLOMON IBN GABIROL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The feast's begun
Last Line: Like streams of water, streams of water.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibn Gabirol; Solomon Ben Yehuda Ibn Gabirol
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Thirst; Water; Wine; Judaism


WATER-POEM: A PRAYER & INVOCATION TO THE PRINCE OF RAIN, by ELEAZAR HA-KALLIR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Af-bri / sign
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Water; Judaism


WEEP, CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Weep, weep for him, the man of god
Last Line: Weep, children of israel, weep!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Death; Farewell; Heaven; Jews; Mourning; Dead, The; Parting; Paradise; Judaism; Bereavement


WHAT RABBI JEHOSHA SAID, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rabbi jehosha used to say
Last Line: Said all the host of heaven could say.
Subject(s): Heaven; Jews; Paradise; Judaism


WHO ARE THE WISE?, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: They who have governed with a self control
Last Line: Those only can be numbered with the wise
Subject(s): Clergy;jews;wisdom; Priests;rabbis;ministers;bishops;judaism


WHO GIVES IN LOVE, by ISIDOR WISE    Poem Text                
First Line: Naught is there in life worth living
Last Line: Shall a thousand pleasures prove.
Subject(s): Hearts; Jews; Love; Judaism


WHO SERVES BEST, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In stern debate, all through the night they strove
Last Line: And ere they grasped the vision, it declined.
Subject(s): Clergy; Israel; Jews; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Judaism


WHO?' OF IBN ARIBUR OF CORDOBA, by JOSEPH IBN ABITUR    Poem Source                
First Line: Who %anchored the hight skies
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


WILLIAM RUFUS AND THE JEW, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: May it please my lord the king, -- there's a jew at the door
Last Line: "quoth he, ""I think I'll keep the thirty for the payment of my pains."
Subject(s): Jews; William Ii, King Of England (1056-1100); Judaism


WIND -- TWO TREES -- MEN AND WOMEN, by HARRIS LENOWITZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Ruah elohim wind of god
Last Line: Game of harehound
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


WINE SONG, by JUDAH AL-HARIZI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear friend, beneath this spreading tree
Last Line: Oceans of wine that e'er grows old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yehuda Alharizi; Judah Ben Solomon Harizi
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Jews; Thirst; Wine; Judaism


WISDOM, by ISIDORE MYERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God got me ere his works began
Last Line: That hate me ever as my foes
Subject(s): Jews; Wisdom; Judaism


WOMEN BATHING AT BERGEN-BELSEN, by ENID SHOMER                Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Twelve hours after the allies arrive
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


WORD EVENTS, by NACHMAN OF BRATZLAV    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Read a verse. %read a verse backwards
Alternate Author Name(s): Nachman Of Breslo
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


WORDS: AN ENVIRONMENT EVENT, by ALAN KAPROW    Poem Source                
First Line: Two rooms 9'x9', leading railroad style into another, 6'x6', each
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism


WRITTEN IN PENCIL IN THE SEALED RAILWAY-CAR, by DAN PAGIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in this carload
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; War; Judaism


YHVH'S BATTLE WITH THE SERPENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Waken / waken / gird might of arm
Last Line: You made them
Subject(s): Jews;mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


YIGDAL, by PHILIP ABRAHAM    Poem Text                
First Line: Extol we now the living god
Last Line: His name be ever blest.
Subject(s): Creation; God; Jews; Judaism


YIGDAL, by FLORENCE AHRONSBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: Extolled be the living god and lauded be his / name
Last Line: For ever blessed be his name, his praise fore'er resound.
Subject(s): God; Holy Ghost; Jews; Praise; Holy Spirit; Judaism


YIGDAL, by ALICE LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The living god we praise, exalt, adore!
Last Line: Praised be his glorious name for evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montefiore, Julia
Subject(s): God; Jews; Moses; Prophecy & Prophets; Judaism


YIGDAL, by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The living god, o magnify and bless
Last Line: And let his praise resound for evermore.
Subject(s): Creation; God; Israel; Jews; Judaism


YOM KIPPUR, by GUSTAV GOTTHEIL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To thee we give ourselves today
Last Line: Thy light at our life's eventide.
Subject(s): Faith; Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Yom Kippur; Belief; Creed; Judaism


YOM KIPPUR, by GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord of hosts, thou only one
Last Line: "thy will be done!"
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; God; Jews; Yom Kippur; Judaism


YOM KIPPUR, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A tree beside the synagogue atones
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Yom Kippur; Judaism


YOM KIPPUR 1984, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What is a jew in solitude?
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Yom Kippur; Judaism


ZAPH DESCRIBES THE HAUNTS OF MALZAH, FR. SAUL, by CHARLES HEAVYSEGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The jewish king now walks at large and sound
Last Line: "satyr or fawn, give chase and call out ""malzah!"
Subject(s): Evil; Jews; Supernatural; Judaism


ZION, by LOUIS FEDERLEICHT    Poem Text                
First Line: On lovely dwellings fall the fervid rays
Last Line: All over olivet the morning breaks.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Nations; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Zionism; Judaism


ZION, by EUGENE KOHN    Poem Text                
First Line: Land of the cedar and palm
Last Line: In god's time we shall come to thee.
Subject(s): Exiles; Jews; Peace; Praise; Zionism; Judaism


ZION'S UNIVERSAL TEMPLE, by HARRY WEISS    Poem Text                
First Line: Under the orient skies of sapphire where the sun
Last Line: Echo shall forevermore.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Temples; Zionism; Judaism; Mosques


ZIONISM, by MIRIAM BLAUSTEIN    Poem Text                
First Line: O star of hope! O blessed star!
Last Line: Be thou to israel far and near.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


ZIONISM, by HERBERT N. CARSON    Poem Text                
First Line: The story that herzl told was true
Last Line: For the dream of the strong comes true.
Subject(s): Flags; Israel; Jews; Nations; Zionism; Judaism


ZIONISM, by JOSEPH LEISER    Poem Text                
First Line: The dreamers are not dead in israel
Last Line: And dawn breaks o'er an orphaned palestine.
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


ZIONISM, by SAMUEL ROTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am come with the dawn on the swift wings of light
Last Line: From the land of the shadow of death!
Subject(s): Jews; Zionism; Judaism


ZIONIST MARCHING SONG, by NAPHTALI HERZ IMBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like the crash of the thunder
Last Line: In jordan now set we our watch.
Alternate Author Name(s): Imber, Naftali Herts
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Zionism; Judaism


ZOPHIEL; OR THE BRIDE OF SEVEN: CANTO 2. DEATH OF ALTHEETOR, by MARIA GOWEN BROOKS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Soon over meles' grave the wild flower dropt
Last Line: With all her house; and seeks her own acacia grove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Del Occidente, Maria; Brooks, Maria A.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Jews; Love; Marriage; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Judaism; Weddings; Husbands; Wives