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David Karpel

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Book Review: Two Worlds Exist

By On December 8, 2016

November’s poems, simply put, are beautiful in their provocation. Like the best poetry, they force us to look anew, to reconsider perspective, to reshape our own vision, if only for the time… Read More

Poem

Off The Top Of Your Head

By On November 10, 2016

The politics of language determines how little we know in contrast to how much we think we know. … Read More

Poem

The Afterparty

By On October 27, 2016

It’s the last day before the rest of our lives and there’s no one else for us but each other.… Read More

Essay

Hurricane Matthew And The Days Of Awe

By On October 13, 2016

We just came through Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur’s around the corner. And I can’t stop thinking of death approaching on the roaring winds of this ruthless and deadly storm.… Read More

Poem

Between Counting and Waiting: The Night We Reunite

By On September 29, 2016

After niddah, there is a new counting, and waiting, and the moment of reuniting. … Read More

Poem

Refinement

By On September 15, 2016

And you know that the secret ingredient is the refinement of your soul found in the knowing that all of this won’t last. … Read More

Poem

I Want To Join The Hevra Kadisha

By On September 1, 2016

... to be in the room, your last room… Read More

Poem

God’s Stenographer

By On August 18, 2016

But who are you? What brings you here? Are you not one of the litigants? Who are you to judge the worthiness of a soul?… Read More

Essay

White Belt Attitude: The Forever Apprentice

By On July 21, 2016

This is so in any endeavor. No matter what knowledge we come prepared with, we must be able to give in such a way that to receive is an integral aspect of… Read More

Poem

Cracking Nuts With Kafka: Being Inspired By Baalei Teshuva

By On July 7, 2016

Suddenly, no other words on the page mattered. I saw in these words such simple power, such truth, that I couldn’t ignore it. I saw there, too, a poem.… Read More

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