Ricky Rapoport Friesem found a way to say good-bye.
Poem of the week
Ahead of November 8, a poem by Alicia Ostriker prophetically captures the feeling in this national election.
William Butler Yeats suggests fairies, for 'the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand'.
'All, all, all' - Almog Behar on teaching a toddler inclusiveness.
'They demanded the song; but, oh never / That triumph the stranger shall know': Playboy and revolutionary Lord Byron on the Babylonian exile.
'Here’s the crumb corner, between the TV and the bookshelves': Yael Statman is moving back to Israel and realizes she can't pack the past.
In which the author of the column confesses her ignorance of Paul Laurence Dunbar and a formative national text.
An Army Radio discussion of an early work by Mahmoud Darwish has caused an uproar. Here is the poem: ID Card.
Wretched refuse and huddled masses: What Emma Lazarus wrote in 1883 shows how far from its great roots Donald Trump would take America.