I wrote about temporarily living in Rehavia, when I was wandering in Jew in Jerusalem in "The Silence of Syrian Rue"
Exploring that particularly strange sense of happiness of artists, I wrote about Amos Oz's My Michael and forgiveness in "Stranger in the Midrahov."
Artist Michael Hafftka's work has shaped me as a poem, especially his Zohar paintings, and I wrote about him and our friendship in "The Balance Hangs in a Place That Is Not."
I wrote about Elena Shvarts, a young Russian woman whom I lived with one summer and "passing" in Jerusalem in "Hello from the Other Side."
For Halloween, I wrote about 28 Days Later, and invited fellow poets and writers to tell us what terrifies them.
The year I discovered Gimpel the Fool was the same year strange things befell my childhood home; read about it here in "Dybbuk or Ibbur: Midnight Dances with Isaac Bashevis Singer."
Aviv Geffen's music shaped my young political conscience, and I wrote about him and my dream of a united, multicultural, multi-religious and above all tolerant Levant in "Uri Ur: On Aviv Geffen and Impossible Homelands."
What began it all? My three-part series on the High Holy Days: "On Books and Silence: Why I Cannot Pray on Rosh Hashanah"; "Not-Quite Goodbye (Aseret Yemei Yeshiva)" and "On the Wings of a Power Ballad: Yom Kippur and Atonement"
Still to come for December: an essay on Sholem Aleichem and more!