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The Days Between by Marcia Falk

The Days Between
Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season

"Falk... remains an outstanding lyrical interpreter of Jewish liturgy. These translations and interpretations for the High Holy Day season show deep empathy for the human condition, lofty aspirations for what that condition can accomplish, and intense regard for Jewish tradition—not just reiterated, but revised and reassembled for today."
—Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Professor of Liturgy, Worship, and Ritual, Hebrew Union College

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The Book of Blessings

The Book of Blessings
New Jewish Prayers for Daily Life, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival

"Marcia Falk's work on Hebrew blessings is as beautiful as it is innovative; and it is innovative in the sweetest, most nourishing sense, saturated in love for the language itself (its overtones and melodies as well as its deep structures), its history, its people. Even those who do not hear the traditional liturgies as exclusionary will respond to the meticulously flowing poet's passion of Marcia Falk's wholly original contribution."
—Cynthia Ozick

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The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs
Love Lyrics from the Bible

"More than a quarter of a century since it first appeared in print, Marcia Falk's translation of the Song of Songs remains unsurpassed for power, elegance, and music. Marcia Falk is a poet's poet, and this is a real poet's translation."
—Li-Young Lee, winner of the Academy of American Poets Distinguished Poetry Award

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The Spectacular Difference

The Spectacular Difference
Selected Poems of Zelda
Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Marcia Falk

"Zelda's poems as given to us in Marcia Falk's fine translations are wondrous, magical."
—Li-Young Lee, Winner of the 2003 Academy of American Poets Distinguished Poetry Award

"This is an exemplary translation of one of the most wonderful voices in modern Hebrew poetry."
—Amos Oz

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With Teeth in the Earth

With Teeth in the Earth
Selected Poems of Malka Heifetz Tussman
Translated, Edited, and Introduced by Marcia Falk

"The translations are poems in their own right, full of energy, wit, and surprise. There is no other Yiddish literary translation quite like this—nor is there likely to be again."
—David G. Roskies, Chair
Dept. of Jewish Literature
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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My Son Likes Weather

Read some poems from My Son Likes Weather

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It Is July in Virginia

It Is July in Virginia
A Poem Sequence
with a wood engraving by Barry Moser

"Extraordinary . . . [H]er poems seem like glimpses taken out of the time-stream and allowed to shimmer in place."
—Heather McHugh

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This Year In Jerusalem

This Year in Jerusalem

"These poems have the lucidity of etchings and the intensity of gemstones."
—Adrienne Rich

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