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Poetry

Joy Ladin

Poet and scholar Joy Ladin is the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox institution, Yeshiva University’s Stern College.

May You Be Blessed In All That You Are

Each Shabbat my parents bless me with the words, “Be who you are and may you be blessed in all that you are.” These words have been embedded in my mind as my family’s traditional blessing, signifying the start of Shabbat.  While other families bless their children saying, “May God make you like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah,” this alternative prayer has been our way of welcoming the Sabbath for as long as I can remember. 

Marcia Falk

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Marcia Falk.
Photograph by Stephen Damon, courtesy of Marcia Falk.
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Marcia Falk.

Photograph by Stephen Damon, courtesy of Marcia Falk.

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Elisheva Bichovsky

As one of Palestine’s first Hebrew poets, Elisheva Bichovsky helped shape the emerging country’s new literary scene.

Elisheva Bichovsky in Israel, 1936

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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