"Blessed Are You, World" - Jewish Poetry With Humanist Spirit
November 29, 2020 – 7:00 PM-8:15 PM EST
How do secular Jews express gratitude, praise or wonder, if not to a god then to the universe in which we live?
Poet Herb Levine, the author of several works on the intersection of spirituality, religion and poetry, explores these boundaries and possibilities in his Words for Blessing the World (2017) and the forthcoming An Added Soul (2020). In Levine’s Hebrew and English verse, we encounter beauty, mortality and inspiration. Join us for a stimulating reading and discussion experience!
Herbert Levine is the author of two books of bi-lingual poetry, Words for Blessing the World (2017) and An Added Soul: Poems for a New Old Religion (2020). Herb was educated at Harvard and Princeton, where he received a Ph.D. in English Literature. Before turning to writing poetry, he was an English professor and also directed non-profit organizations, working on issues of youth violence, diversity and homelessness policy. He now teaches and serves on the Board of The Center for Contemporary Mussar.