Shake Us & Unsettle Us: A Modern Tefilat Ha-Geshem

To be inserted in the Amidah on Shemini Atzeret in memory of the fallen during the Yom Kippur War. The former generally coincides with the last day or two of the latter. Barukh atah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha’olam… G-d, let us remember the moment of this cease-fire and pray that the downpour of your tears and ours softens the hearts of … Continue reading Shake Us & Unsettle Us: A Modern Tefilat Ha-Geshem

Elul: The Shofar

The sound of the shofar calls to us from the realm of ancient longing. Which though seemingly back there. Is actually, here. In the moment we remove the veil of forward and back And decide, instead to face life as is. Yes, all of it. New Moon New Year and mourning. Each of these like … Continue reading Elul: The Shofar