Israel from Jacob, Poems
This is a strange poem book – although there are many standard poems in it.
A strange poem is actually prose. There are also footnotes in this book (found right after the poem where it belongs).
Moshe wrote these poems at his workplace at first and then he worked on them more at home. Therefore, special thanks have to go out to Moshe's former employer, the West Edmonton Mall. More
This poem book is available in English and Hungarian.
The poems in this book touch just about every human issue imaginable.
Moshe Akiva categorized the poems into seven groups, but there are poems that overlap into two or more categories, thus this classification is not perfect.
The seven groups are:
Religion (mainly Jewish, 130 poems),
Politics (64 poems),
Merche (love poems, 43 poems),
Sex (39 poems),
Prose (17 “poems”)
(pro) Israel (17 poems)
(other) Humanity issues (99 poems).
Merche is the name of a Spanish female singer who stole Moshe’s heart, consequently every love poem was written for and about her.
Moshe spread the poems out evenly according to their statistical numbers. Other than that they are not in any particular order. Most issues have a pro and con version, but they do not immediately follow each other.
Moshe certainly thinks it will be as much of fun to read these poems as much it was for him to write them.