Psalm 22 - when
August 13, 2019
Psalm 17: Prayer Resung for the sake of Friendship [Tzedek/Justice]
August 2, 2019
Psalm 23 in the wake of tragedy
April 30, 2019
April 10, 2019
Three Keys to Humility: Remember, Give, and Sing Out in the Now.
February 24, 2019
The Thirteenth Moon is Full, Are You?
February 21, 2019
Psalm 19 ReSung for Tu Bishvat
January 22, 2019
Dust in the Wind, Psalm 18
December 28, 2018
Share the Light, an Origin Story for the Solstice
December 23, 2018
November 15, 2018
What is Elijah's chair?
July 16, 2015
December 16, 2015
Sunday (shilshom) was this year's last night of Hanukkah.
Our daughter was out late for a school project
and my wife retired early, so we postponed
the family menorah lighting until school let out
yesterday. Before the sun set on our Festival of Lights, we lit
the shamash (mini-sun, serving One from the center),
sang the blessings and passed the present
day's flame to candles of days past, ancient light freed to illuminate
long nights approaching solstice. Into silent night shadowed further
with hindsighted fear after Paris and San Bernardino
I watched the flames and their reflections
burn down, and glow up, each branch shining its own miracle.
And today, menorah away, another miracle to celebrate,
A 21st birthday of the soul that made me a father.
Twenty-one!? The candles wouldn't fit in two menorahs.
The candle wax of time burns away while we blink? How? Where does it go?
When he was born, three weeks ahead of schedule and right on cue
we had no clue how to choose his name in this world.
After eight undifferentiated days, it came. His name means 'dew of light', where
the humble waters of healing magically appear ringed by flames of rising hope and desire.
Welcome. Home. Post-Hanukkah, the miracles keep coming.
Happy birthday to Talior and all born anew today.
I wonder what wonders will be born tomorrow.
The miracles keep coming. Baruch hashem.
And the empty chair is there, inviting you to share, your miracle...
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!
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