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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  1. Chanukah Lights

    Hanukkah Poem

    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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  3. The Eternal Riddle

    The Eternal Riddle By Philip Max Raskin

    Israel, my people,
    God's greatest riddle,
    Will thy solution
    Ever be told

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  4. Passover

    • By David Fox
    • Published: April 2014
    Poem About 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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  6. Demons In Disguise

    • By Kaylee Kowch
    • Published: June 2013
    To Victims Of The Holocaust

    There was peace among the streets
    Children playing in the warm summer heat

    Husbands greeting wives with a genuine smile

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  7. Passover

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

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

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  8. The Feast Of Freedom

    The Feast Of Freedom By Philip Max Raskin

    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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  10. Shabbat Shalom

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

    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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  11. Chanukah

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

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

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