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Peter Himmelman


How To Block Out Pain

By On August 22, 2017

This is a strictly non-medical way of looking at pain relief. … Read More


Memory Makes No Distinction

By On August 14, 2017

This is a poem about intergenerational memories; ones so powerful they are passed down through the DNA.… Read More


The Yard is Light At 6:00 AM

By On August 1, 2017

This is both a love poem and a prayer. … Read More


A Quarter to Five

By On July 3, 2017

Noah’s brother and son in law each take one of Noah’s arms. If they were to let go even for a moment, he would fall into the open grave from sheer anguish. As… Read More


The Penitent’s Note

By On June 14, 2017

As the Rabbi continued chanting the Torah portion, Steven took the star-shaped paper to the back of the Shul, near where the coffee maker, the cheese Danishes, and the bottle of Slivovitz… Read More



By On May 18, 2017

Fear/Loss/Death/Prayer/Faith/Love. This is a small poem about big things.… Read More


Sleep My Child (Jewish Blues In The Goldene Medina)

By On May 11, 2017

How passing along something as simple as a song —with love and intention— can change a life forever.… Read More


Sh*t I Believe

By On April 20, 2017

I want to pass along some answers to what I believe are a few of life’s most pressing questions. I hope they help make your life better than it already is. … Read More


The Things That Matter Most (My Pre-Passover Tune-Up)

By On April 6, 2017

Why I break out of my routine every year to immerse myself in the stories and wisdom of the people who have sacrificed for our country.… Read More


The Piety Test

By On March 23, 2017

Everyone's heard about the assumed advantages of living a religious lifestyle. Following my native contrarian tendencies, this piece is a reflection on the pitfalls of being a "religious" person.… Read More

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