Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hank Lazer's Portions

Hank Lazer's Portions is a gem. Based on a gematria-like numerical formula combined with the notion of the parshah, the portion of Torah read weekly in the synagogue, these poems are elegant, profound and perfectly direct. With their short, telegraphic lines and Jewish sense of the inextricability of the immanent and the transcendent, they carry the tradition forward and make it new.
Check it out.

1 comment:

Heidi Estrin said...

Hi! I didn't see a contact email for your blog, so figured I'd just leave a comment on the most recent post. Just wanted to let you all know that we gave your blog a shout-out on The Book of Life podcast's recent "Why Be Social?" series, in which we recommended good Jewish literary online resources. Check out Part 3 in our series at http://jewishbooks.blogspot.com/2009/08/why-be-social-part-3-suggestions.html.