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David Karpel

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

Poem

Light That Shines, Light That Burns

By On June 23, 2016

A poem about a runaway child. … Read More

Essay

The Art Of Being A Frum Girl

By On May 26, 2016

About those Beis Yaakov girls...… Read More

Poem

Rough Draft

By On May 12, 2016

A poem about being a work in progress. … Read More

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