Herein is a modest contribution to the canon of Jewish liturgy. This book is intended for anyone who wishes that there were more prayers, blessings, and poems which reflect contemporary values but still employ the traditional Hebrew cadences. Here you'll find my original poetic compositions in Hebrew, introduced and translated (creatively) into English with notes for people who want to delve more deeply into their meaning. If some of these poems strike a chord, great! If none of the poems speaks to you, I still hope and pray that upon reading them you become mobilized to compose prayers that are as meaningful to you as these are to me.