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Episode 99: A Wish in Dark Days

It's been a terrifying week of violence in Israel. Instead of our planned episode of Can We Talk?, this week we offer a poem called “Mishalot”—requests, or wishes—by Esther Raab, one of modern Hebrew’s first female poets, born in Israel in 1894.  She wrote “Mishalot” in 1967, around the time of the Six-Day War. The poem is a reminder that even in dark days, hope can be part of our legacy.

Released October 10, 2023
  • Poet Esther Raab and an excerpt from her 1967 poem, "Mishalot."

  • Esther Raab and excerpt of poem

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 99: A Wish in Dark Days." (Viewed on March 2, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-99-wish-dark-days>.