FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Words for Blessing the World: Poems in Hebrew and English (Jewish Poetry Project) Paperback – 26 Jul 2017

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, 26 Jul 2017
£7.58 £10.29
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Ben Yehuda Press (26 July 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934730645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934730645
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


“Herbert Levine’s poems build a precious bridge across the secular-religious gap in Jewish life with top-of-the-line intellectual and spiritual building materials. His work engrosses, exalts, and amuses me all at the same time, bringing me to many of the ah-ha! moments that liturgy and poetry, at their best, can evoke.”
Lawrence Bush, editor, Jewish Currents

“These writings express a profoundly earth-based theology in a language that is clear and comprehensible. Herbert Levine has thought through his ideas and expresses them in a plain style that won't be denied. These are works to study and learn from.”
Rodger Kamenetz, author of The Jew in the Lotus 

“A learned and sincere engagement with Jewish tradition. The author suggests that we can pray ‘in a world without a master.’ The poems express a faith that is committed to human evolution toward more compassion, love, unity and justice. The poems are resonant with Biblical poetry and story. The Hebrew is elegant and prayerful. Altogether, this collection is a gracious and powerful spiritual tool for our time.”
Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, author of God Loves the Stranger: Stories, Poems and Prayers; co-founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

“Timely and thought-provoking. Words for Blessing the World takes us on a moving and challenging journey of the spirit. ‘To know that enough is as good as a feast,’ he writes with the wisdom of one who has struggled with the desires and terrors of existence. His poetry is instructive, its language in the register of everyday speech, yet with a complexity that combines scientific facts with a human search for meaning. These are private and public prayers, poems that demand of both the speaker and the reader to address the world in which we live – where there is violence and hatred between brothers - with compassion toward the self and others. He asks, ‘what difference does it make if you have heard the voice of the oppressed and don’t change your life?’ His poetry can awaken us to action, as Prospero says in The Tempest ‘The rarer action is/in virtue than in vengeance.’
 — Linda Zisquit, author of Havoc: New and Selected Poems

About the Author

HERBERT LEVINE is the author of several works on the intersection of spirituality, religion and poetry: Sing Unto God A New Song: A Contemporary Reading of the Psalms (Indiana U Press), Yeats's Daimonic Renewal (UMI Press) and seminal essays on Whitman's "Song of Myself" in Whitman's Song of Myself (Chelsea House). His first poem was published in 1992; this is his first volume of poetry.

Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
MIRIYAM GLAZER, Ph.D, Prof. emeritus
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
5 July 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
S. Mowshowitz
5.0 out of 5 starsThe poems are equally beautiful in English and in Hebrew
3 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
A. Cohen
5.0 out of 5 starsEvocative and thoughtful poetry. But even more, it ...
27 August 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
Mitchell Chefitz
5.0 out of 5 starsWhat happens when one brings heart and mind together?
29 August 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
Reena Spicehandler
5.0 out of 5 starsShort poems that sing in both Hebrew and English
29 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?