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Aug 7, 2022, 4:53 PM
Symphony of Psalms: From Travail to Consolation
Symphony of Psalms for Psalms 3, 7, 18, 30, 34, 51, 52,54, 56, 57, 59,60, 63, 142 From Travail to Consolation Even when all seems lost, only the spark Ignited by faith alone, gives the strength To vanquish the albatross of doubt; Thus to...
Aug 3, 2022, 8:01 AM
Symphony of Psalms for Psalms 1 and 2
Symphony of Psalms for Psalm 1 (In Memory of Dr. Lena Allen -Shore and Solomon Bergstein who recited Psalms each day) This Psalm opens a road map to the soul, An inner journey that touches the hem Of eternity, with past to future, Giving...
Jul 25, 2022, 6:26 AM
Introduction to The Symphony of Psalms
Symphony of the Psalms (Introduction- After having written two short collections of poems on the Psalms, this is the beginning of a new collection of poems on the Psalms, specifically for the readers of the Times of Israel. It is written...
Jul 19, 2022, 12:28 AM
Kaddish, Commemoration, Remembrance – 10th of Tevet
The 10th of Tevet, Hebrew Calendar date, is very significant as a Day of Remembrance, on which to recite Kaddish, a memorial prayer, for all those whose day of their brutal passing is unknown, both from the time of...
Jul 14, 2022, 6:52 AM
Bati le-gani – I came to my garden
Bati Legani - I Came To My Garden In memory of and inspired by the esoteric written reflection of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, obm and in honor of the interpretation by Rabbi Moishe New, stemming from Shir Hashirim- The Song...
Jul 5, 2022, 9:44 PM
Two Spanish Jewry Sonnets
Two Spanish Jewry Sonnets: An Ode to the Balladeers of Jewry Allow me to begin an ancient tale Of woe, sorrow, joy and celebration: In space and time from whence Spanish Jews hail! It is a story of tribulation. Through poetry and Ladino songs Murmured...
Jul 1, 2022, 12:05 AM
Waiting for a sunrise of peace
While Jerusalem photographer, Yaal Herman, photographed sunrise In memory of Adam Herzig (1923-2020) A man of action and of peace- Honorary Citizen of Netivot, Israel A humid breeze swept the Kidron Valley. Morning rain had left the ground moist as clay. Clouds slowly swam...
Jun 20, 2022, 11:55 PM
Echoes and Whispers of Jerusalem – Sonnet
Echoes, whispers, sighs and silences of Jerusalem. The human procession reflects its gem. Straddles, walks, runs the length of its hem. One cannot fathom space and time therein. All transcends time and space by Divine grace. Lodged in the sacred between heaven and earth. Its cycles travel, give time for...
Jun 15, 2022, 4:49 PM
Reflections from Jerusalem in poetry and prose
Jerusalem Street Orchestra (Sonnet)) – rooftop Festival - June 13th, 2022 Under the open Jerusalem sky, The audience sat in rapture, enchanted By the music of Paris, transported across treed ages in Jerusalem's breezes, Debussy's, Ravel's and Faure's musical scores Played across the millennia of...
Michel M.J. Shore is a retired judge of the Federal Court of Canada and recently made a home in Israel. He is the writer of several published books and poetry collections.