Merle Feld

Merle Feld is an esteemed and beloved poet. She is the author of a memoir in poetry and prose—A Spiritual Life: Exploring the Heart and Jewish Tradition—and a poetry collection, Finding Words. Her poems appear in a variety of groundbreaking volumes, including Mishkan HaSeder, Mahzor Lev Shalem, Siddur Lev Shalem, and The Torah: A Women’s Commentary. Her award-winning plays The Gates are Closing and Across the Jordan have been presented nationally and internationally. Since 2000, she has been a pioneer in the field of spiritual writing, guiding rabbis, adult seekers, and clergy students across denominations to explore and deepen their spiritual lives ( A recipient of honors for poetry, playwriting, and activism, Merle has shared her life with Rabbi Edward Feld, a distinguished spiritual leader and author, with whom she has parented two children, Lisa and Uri.
CCAR Press works include:

Longing: Poems of a Life