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October 30, 2017
Written in honor and memory of Paul Rothman, Feivel Avram ben Ephraim z"l
A humble man’s song, a psalm fit for a king.
Breath of Life beyond time and space,
Who resides with you in your tent?
Who climbs and rides beside you
on your rocky mountain high?
One whose motives are pure,
Whose objectives are simple,
Whose methods are just,
Whose words are true
and from the heart.
His tongue is unaccustomed to guile.
Overlooking the faults of others,
he can’t but speak wel...
October 26, 2017
PSALM 5 – Persistence, A Devotional Song on Legacy Strings
My words, heard? Utter wonder, speechless wisdom, uttered?
Pleading voices waver in the wind and wonder,
“My God, are you even aware? Who’s in charge?
I’m trying to pray here!
I’m talking to You!”
It’s dawning now. Are you listening?
Light stretching across the horizon, my longing reaches for you.
And I wait, trusting that the wanting is not wanton or wicked,
And that my worst –
October 22, 2017
PSALM 4 – For Persistence and Trust, with Melody and Devotion
Is it fair?
It is my call?
Sorrow and strife
Widen horizons and
Grow the soul when we welcome grace,
Listen with impassioned awareness. Hear my prayer.
Sons of a man, so?
What have you done with my dignit...
October 17, 2017
PSALM 2 – To Shudder with Wondrous Joy
Break from their yokes
Nations doing what nations do
Peoples bent on self-preservation
Building towers to their pride
To tame and harness
the power of your embarrassment and anger.
Boundaries and borders shall fall
And a new self will rise.
Tremble and shudder
Let the king in me bow
my judgement submit to earth’s decree
The skipper be lost
And the strong and brave one shake with fear
that the soul-self can...
PSALM 3 – Pruning for Love’s Sake
When fear makes us run
From promises of peace between father and son.
God, so much tzurrus.
So many voices shadowing my nefesh-self
With tales of woe. Selah. Enough!
It’s the shift, YaH, from me to You
That returns me to the garden guarding my goodness,
Restoring my כבוד-dignity, raising misery to mastery,
Lifting my head.
Wake the voice that calls to You,
Spark my humble spirit, my capacity to respond, from the holy mountain
October 14, 2017
PSALM 1: Meditation on Joy
Ashrei ha’ish? Am I Happy?
Who is happy?
When I see the yetzer’s lure
For what it is
And leave its counsel unheeded
When I make space for another choice
not settle for lazy ways,
When soul is stirred with compassionate curiosity,
with Your Torah,
the beauty and intentionality in each detail
of day and night, of absence and presence.
joy rises like water through roots
of trees planted on the banks of steady-flo...
PSALM 21 – Regal joy through curiosity and compassion
June 25, 2020
Psalm 117 - Sharing Honor & Glory
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Psalm 118 Resung
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Psalm 24 - Putting Dignity in charge
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Psalm 22 - when
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Psalm 17: Prayer Resung for the sake of Friendship [Tzedek/Justice]
August 2, 2019
Psalm 23 in the wake of tragedy
April 30, 2019
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Three Keys to Humility: Remember, Give, and Sing Out in the Now.
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The Thirteenth Moon is Full, Are You?
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