Literary Dim Sum

“We go on to poetry; we go on to life. And life is, I am sure, made of poetry. Poetry is not alien – poetry is . . . lurking round the corner. It may spring on us at any moment.” Jorge Luis Borges, This Craft of Verse Poems clutter the landscape of my mind…

Photo by Rabbi Yael Levy, 
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Seeing the Divine – Prayerful Tuesday

This week I am offering a meditation from Monday’s FaceBook (FB) page A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program.  I have used these FB daily meditations, and the Rabbi Yael Levy’s Jewish Mindfulness web page, Mishkan Shalom, for my own use for some time now.  I wanted to share with you the beauty of their posts…

Images and Stories of Hope

The US has been through some changes in the past couple of weeks. First we saw the Charleston church shootings on the evening of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, which turned the country upside down by focusing attention on racism and gun control from the Democratic side and the Republican belief that it was a random,…

Juneteenth Inter-Faith Prayer Vigil for Emmanuel AME Church at the African American Civil War Memorial on U Street between 10th Street and Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington DC on Friday evening, 19 June 2015 by Elvert Barnes Protest Photography

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The Doors Are Open

This is the litany written by the Council of Bishops of the AME denomination. The AME denomination is the home of Mother Emmanuel AME in Charleston, SC, where the massacre of 9 church members took place. I used this in liturgy last Sunday but want to continue the hope that is contained within the message from…