"Rabbis of the Air": Poetic Explication
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This paper discusses Phillip Terman's poem "A Response to Jehuda Halevi" from "Rabbis in the Air," in which the speaker stresses that his own, personal and familial experience of Judaism is more important than the received tradition of scholars and prophets. The paper discusses the poet's inquisitive tone and the series of contrasts, between holy and revered images of Judaism and looks at the speaker's relatively secular but significant cultural and historical encounters with his faith.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Abrahams, Israel. "Jehuda Halevi." Chapter 12: The Spanish-Jewish poets. Chapters on Jewish Literature. 6 Dec 2007. http://www.authorama.com/chapters-on-jewish-literature-12.html
- Terman, Phillip. Rabbis of the Air. Autumn House Press, 2007.
Cite this Poem Review:
"Rabbis of the Air": Poetic Explication (2008, December 16) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/rabbis-of-the-air-poetic-explication-110158/
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