Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement

A Partnership between the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, & USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

Poetry & Literary Traditions



Jewish Literature
  • General While there is no agreed-upon definition for Jewish Literature, the People of the Book have created a sizable corpus of secular prose and poetry
  • Jewish American Literature This article examines the origins and content of Yiddish literature in the United States
  • Yiddish Literature Yiddish literature culminated in the period from 1864 to 1939, inspired by modernization and then severely diminished by the Holocaust


Jewish Poetry
  • Famous Jewish Poets This website identifies and provides basic biographical information for the most significant poets in Jewish history
  • Jewish American Poetry This article asks the question, "Is there something uniquely Jewish about the poetry of Jewish Americans?"

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