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Aryeh Baruch

Having spent his childhood in science museums, Aryeh Baruch (אריה ברוך) finds a deep connection to the Divine through science and mathematics. He composes (often math or science related) poetry in Hebrew and English. Aryeh has a Masters (and one day a PhD) in theoretical mathematics.

מָעוֹז צָרוֹת | A Fortress of Troubles, a qinah for Tishah b’Av by Aryeh Baruch

Contributed on: 18 Jan 2023 by Aryeh Baruch |

This qinah purposely follows the structure of, and borrows phrases from, the text of Ma’oz Tzur. It was inspired by, of all things, a “Ruin a song by changing the first three words” Facebook post – someone had responded to it with “Ma’oz Tzarot…” and the rest all but wrote it itself. . . .

אֵל מָלֵא לְאַסְטְרוֹנָאוּטִים וְגָּשׁוֹשִׁיתוֹת | El Malé for Astronauts and Probes, by Aryeh Baruch

Contributed on: 30 Nov 2022 by Aryeh Baruch |

In 2016 after reading David Brin’s Earth (1990), I wrote this blog post and later felt inspired to write this variant of El Malé for the vessels and probes that carry our dream of space science, and then also for the astronauts who died while pursuing that dream. . . .

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