Poetry

The Western Wall

In celebration of Israel’s 67th birthday, Fresh Ink for Teens honors the spiritual heart of the country.

In celebration of Israel’s 67th birthday, Fresh Ink for Teens honors the spiritual heart of the country. 

author's bio: 

Ari Denlow and Liora Finkel are freshmen at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J.  

Home

In Israel we live Jewish with pride.

In Israel we live Jewish with pride. 

author's bio: 

Tova Meira Oberman is a junior at Ulpanat Talya in Jerusalem. 

Destruction Of The Holocaust

God, where are You? Are You there?

God, where are You? Are You there?

author's bio: 

Emily Binstein is a sophomore and Dana Halpern is a senior at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J. 

Yizkor

You don’t understand why the flame burns for so long, but I do.

You don’t understand why the flame burns for so long, but I do. 

author's bio: 

Rachel Chabin is a senior at Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, N.Y. 

Passover Free Verse

The complete story of Passover told in an Emily Dickinson-style poem.

The complete story of Passover told in an Emily Dickinson-style poem. 

author's bio: 

Dovid Yehoshua Samuels is a junior at Cooper Yeshiva High School for Boys in Memphis. 

Maya Sasson is a senior at Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, N.J.
 

Prizewinning Poetry

Two first place poems from the winner of the Lev Leytzan poetry slam.

Two first place poems from the winner of the Lev Leytzan poetry slam. 

author's bio: 

Sara Raizel Jedwab is a junior at Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls in Hewlett, L.I. 

Black and White

A tale of the innocence that slowly dripped away.

A tale of the innocence that slowly dripped away.

author's bio: 

Dina Cohn is a sophomore at Maimonides High School in Brookline, Mass. 

Mazal Tov Brady

A witty recap of football’s big game.

A witty recap of football’s big game. 

author's bio: 

Benjamin Vogel is a senior at SAR High School in Riverdale. 

Snowflake

What happens when you hit the ground?

What happens when you hit the ground? 

author's bio: 

Barak Hagler is a senior at  Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy of the Jewish Education Center in Elizabeth, N.J.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A poem wishing sweet dreams of peace.

A poem wishing sweet dreams of peace. 

author's bio: 

Naomi Bader is a senior at Naale Elite Academy at Mosenson Youth Village in Hod HaSharon, Israel. 

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