Feld is an acclaimed poet and playwright whose work has been featured in numerous
books, including The Torah: A Women’s Commentary and Mahzor Lev Shalem. As a scholar-in-residence,
she has helped clergy and communities across North America use poetry as a
powerful means of spiritual expression. Her latest poetry collection, Finding
Words, explores the subtle beauty and stark challenges of family, the
complexities of adult friendships, the struggle to center a life on what is
meaningful and nourishing, and the holiness to be found in ordinary moments.
Moving and accessible, Finding Words is a great gift for your friends,
family, and congregants. It provides thoughtful content for a unique
and powerful adult education program, as well as readings for worship
services. The companion study guide features discussion questions to help readers and educators
plumb the depths of the poetry and to ponder the Jewish sources and human
feelings behind the simple yet powerful words.
Study Guide now available!
Advance Praise for Merle Feld and Finding Words:
“Merle Feld’s Finding Words is a book of memory
and desire, neediness and hopefulness, elegies for loved ones lost, celebration of moments of
joy and love, scrupulous self-examination. I am gripped by Feld’s
honesty, and by her precise nailing of ‘the little obsessions that sink their
teeth in / and mercilessly shake us, impervious / to our whimpering and begging
Let me go.’ These poems didn’t let me go, either—they held me captive
like the stories of my own life.”
—Alicia Ostriker, author of For the Love of God and The
Book of Seventy
“You read Merle Feld’s poems and wonder: Has this woman
been alive for a thousand years? How can she know so much, contain so much? How
can she continuously pierce my soul with these words she has found?”
Kushner, author of Kabbalah: A Love Story and I’m God; You’re Not
“These poems pour from the heart…. With wisdom and
grace, Merle Feld reports about life from the edges of her senses and
—Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent and Day After Night
“Merle Feld's Finding
Words is really a book about finding people. Her poems are filled
with evidence of a caring heart, a great sensitivity to the nuances of personal
connections…. This is poetry to be savored, not just read. I hope
you enjoy it as much as I did.”
—Rabbi Arthur Green, author of Radical Judaism and Ehyeh: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow
||Finding Words Study Guide (e-Book)
The Finding Words companion study guide features discussion questions to help readers plumb the depths of the poetry and to ponder the Jewish sources and human feelings behind the simple yet powerful words. With both thematic study sessions and questions for each poem, this 50-page electronic guide is ideal for both individuals and congregations alike. Also includes an interview with the poet herself, Merle Feld.
Recommended products list
Most Popular Items:
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.
Entrée to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora
NEW COOKBOOK! Includes over 275 recipes and dozens of full color photos. Features "Tina's Tidbits," fun facts and great cooking tips for every recipe. Accessible, easy-to-follow recipes for the novice home cook and expert chef alike.
Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice (Revised Edition)
This definitive guide for Reform Jewish practice leads the reader to an understanding of the whole of Jewish life -- from blessing to b'nei mitzvah, Havdalah to haftarah, and tikkun olam to Tikkun Leil Shavuot. The revised edition features an index, cross-references to Mishkan T'filah, and new sections exploring the impact of changes in the movement and the world at large over the last decade, including same-sex marriage, conversion, bioethics, and justification of war. Jewish Living is an ideal gift for b'nei mitzvah, confirmation, and graduation, and deserves pride of place on the bookshelf of every Reform Jewish library, classroom, office, and home.