Howard Richard Debs

Howard Richard Debs is a finalist and recipient of the 28th Annual 2015 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards. His essays, fiction, and poetry appear internationally in numerous publications. His new full length work is Gallery: A Collection of Pictures and Words, Scarlet Leaf Publishing. He is a member of Temple Beth Am in Jupiter, FL.

What's Real about a Virtual Shabbat Service?

Howard Richard Debs
April 21, 2020

Frankly, I was skeptical about attending services online – but it was the occasion of the yahrzeit (anniversary of death) for my wife’s brother, and this was our only option for respecting her wish to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish with our Jewish community.

The New Wave of Anti-Semitism: Lest We Forget

Howard Richard Debs
March 15, 2017

Learning and knowing – the truth and the facts – is the first step to living and acting responsibly. I offer the following poem as one more means to keep the flame of memory and truth ignited.