Jewish Holiday Poems

Poems about Jewish Holidays

Since the diaspora, coming together at holidays and celebrating Jewish heritage and culture is an important part of a Jew's religious identity and experience. Lighting candles at Hanukah, breaking glasses at weddings to remember the destruction of the Temple, sharing a Seder meal to commemorate the Passover, are all traditions to remember ties to the past and to each other. These rituals tie everyone together in culture, tradition and religion. Sharing in the holidays is a remembrance of millennia of history and customs. They bring the past into the present and Jews from around the world together in one purpose

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Hanukkah Poem
Chanukah Lights

I KINDLED my eight little candles,
My Chanukah-candles--and lo!
Fair visions and dreams half-forgotten
To me came of years long ago.

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Poem About Passover
  • By David Fox
  • Published: April 2014
Passover

At Passover, it's matzo mother is making
Because years ago while the bread was baking
Pharaoh came and chased the Jews away
On this somber holiday

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Poem About Pesach
  • By M. Kass
  • Published: March 2010
Passover

Holiday of new
New Nation
New buds coming out - flowers and leaves
The world mirrors its newness in trees

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Poem About The Joy Of Chanukah
  • By Lily Fenster
  • Published: February 2014
Chanukah

Playing Dreidel with the family
Presents each of 8 days
Yummy sizzling latkes
Light the Menorah

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The Feast Of Freedom By Philip Max Raskin
The Feast Of Freedom

I REMEMBER in my childhood
From my grandfather I heard
Charming tales of gone-by ages
That my soul so deeply stirred.

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Poem About Shabbat
  • By Lindsay C. Overstreet
  • Published: February 2006
Shabbat Shalom

As I sit here,
I feel so warm and comfortable, all stress is gone,
My loaded mind is finally clear.
I haven't felt so calm in awhile,

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