“Here I Seek You: Jewish Poems for Shabbat, Holy Days, and Everydays” is a collection of liturgical poems that can accompany the prayer service or be read or recited on their own. Although this type of poetry is traditional in origin, many of the poems are anything but traditional. Instead, they often challenge received beliefs and in different ways ask the hardest of questions: how can a benevolent God allow suffering? Hopefully, the reader will find the poems inspiring, illuminating, and thought-provoking and be able to use them as a guiding light to a deeper spiritual experience.
Henry Rasof has degrees in music, creative writing, and Jewish studies. He worked in book publishing for many years, taught creative writing at the University of Denver and then at the Boulder Jewish Day School, and now leads occasional writing workshops on subjects of Jewish interest. His work has appeared in Jewish Currents, Kansas Quarterly, Midstream, Numinous, Partisan Review, Poetica, and the Boulder Jewish News; and he maintains two Web sites– medievalhebrewpoetry.org and henryrasof.com.
“Rasof’s collection…is a lovely escapade into postmodern liturgy–the cautious quest of a poetic humanist and would-be lover.”– Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD
“Henry Rasof’s new liturgy is one of the most important new works of Jewish prayer in the last hundred years.”– Joseph Davis, Associate Professor of Jewish Thought, Gratz College
Temescal Canyon Press ISBN 978-9969332-0-9 $15 Paperback 72 pages
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