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Best Jewish Poems

Below are the all-time best Jewish poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of jewish poems written by PoetrySoup members

Message To My Jewish Brother
Satan is destroying your graveyards
And defacing your Synagogues
Now you remember that
You are black too...

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Categories: jewish, africa, bible, birthday, black
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Oh Jerusalem

Israel of three thousand years
expulsed at times
enslaved by the Romans
gassed by Europe
persecuted by Saudi-Arabia
murdered by Iran and Iraq
shackled by Egypt
attacked by Jordan
robbed by Syria
sold out...

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Categories: jewish, allah, bible, god, gospel,
Form: Free verse
Paint A Picture Black and Gray
Pull out the easel
   set the canvas positioned long and slender clean slate.
Sketch the figures huddled and dark bound hostage

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jewish, africa, art, dark, grief,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member HOW DO YOU DO
Well, my father was a farmer, just chickens and cows
When it came to raisin' 'em, he really knew how
To milk those bovines for all they...

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Categories: farm, father, jewish, religion,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Last Train To Auschwitz

In nineteen forty four on the third of September
Is a date in my mind that I'll always remember
It was the date of the last train...

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Categories: abuse, death, evil, jewish,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Universal Holidays
Never had a Christmas tree
  or some mistletoe
No wreath of holly on my door
  just a mezuzah there, you know

No stockings stuffed with...

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Categories: jewish, appreciation, chanukah, christian, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
These are just a few words about reality,
as Muslims struggle each day with individuality.

What is a Muslim and from whence does he come?
Like you and...

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© Dan Cwiak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jewish, anti bullying, christian, discrimination,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Taste of Heaven
Dust, sweep and mop
  Run to three or four shops
Polish silver 'til it shines
  Did we forget to buy wine

Countdown to Sabbath's begun

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Categories: jewish, meaningful, uplifting,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Last Train to Auschwitz Contest
Ashes to Ashes

rises in the distance.

The boxcar
are placed along the ties.
Were they placed by Chance
or left 
as gently as Kaddish.
I lift my hands in the...

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Categories: jewish, angst, death, death of
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member THE STAR OF DAVID


                The Star...

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Categories: jewish, how i feel, image,
Form: I do not know?
Another Day Before Nightfall
Pen to paper
So no tears today
Monday back to slavery 
I cast my out my lline
Hoping for a bite from a female fish
Do you not see...

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Categories: jewish, joy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fear

It is a very small demon. 
It is a tiny monster, 
that never stops chewing on;
anything it can get. 

It is the one that hides,...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jewish, angel, bible, creation, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
THE I AM apocalpse
I did behold the vision
one like a daughter of man
singing before the armies of heaven

I did hear what the seven thunders said
said they put on...

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Categories: christian, jewish, religion, religious,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Psalm 137:5, Not Forgotten
Psalm 137:5—Not Forgotten

Psalm 137:5  If I forget you, O Jerusalem,

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Categories: christian, history, jewish, religious,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A little land that's built on sand
There is a little land that's built on sand in the Middle East
   To listen to the world complain, you'd think it was...

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Categories: jewish, america, immigration, international, islamic,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Jerusalem War Between Boys
The soldiers said
That the boy threw a grenade.
The parents of the boy said
That the soldiers planned to kill him.
This is what happens

When one person
Believes that...

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Categories: jewish, anger, arabic, conflict, gospel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Art

Plain, white, vacant;
is the canvas…
waiting for the celebration
of color!

One is nothing without the other. 
The boundaries of emptiness, 
the fullness, luster and texture of…
shade, tint...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jewish, america, angel, anxiety, blessing,
Form: Free verse
The Smallest Shofar
The rabbi had a lot of trouble
Blowing the shofar.*
The congregation waited
But the sounds were just bizarre.

Some strangled bursts of air came out
But music was resistant.

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Categories: holiday, jewish, music,
Form: Rhyme
A Talk With Jesus
(Bring me your bold, meek, strong, the weak.
I reside within thee all _no matter the language you speak.)

I had a talk with Jesus and he...

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Categories: jewish, arabic, atheist, hindi, jesus,
Form: Didactic
stars, for
they all seem
to wedge the whole
nighttide tract of our perpetual sphere's vaulted ceiling, that
lingers on their ambiguous tethered strings, consumed
by a grand dark expanse...

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Categories: allusion, hero, jewish, religious,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Streets of Juhu, Mumbai
On the streets of lively Mumbai,
Close to the sandy Juhu,
They serve Chaat and Masala Chai,
To make your heart go Yoohooo!!

The English, Locals and Arabs!
Jews, Africans...

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Categories: jewish, arabic, beach, color, feelings,
Form: Ballad
Origin of Christianity

Origin of Christianity

(If you don't like religious writes don't read on)

It may surprise some that Jesus was born a Jew, his parents Joseph and Mary...

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Categories: jewish, bible, christian, faith, history,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member A little birdie whispered in my ear
"Time to take the Soup off the stove,"
   a little birdie whispered in my ear:
'Tis the Sabbath Queen that's drawing near." 

But the...

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Categories: bird, jewish, poetry, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sabbath Peace
Her Peace Descends
Welcome, Angels and Men
Candle Flames Bright, Radiant Light
Braided Loaves of Bread; Closed eyes, Blessings said
Delicacies before Guests Spread
Songs sung, Thoughts to Inspire

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Categories: faith, jewish, peace,
Form: Rictameter

Loving Nature without loving God is a neat trick
But as I love Nature, how could I complain?
Are you a humanist? Spinoza a guy with a...

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Categories: jewish, nature, philosophy, rainforest,
Form: Sonnet