Salted with my tears (Matzah Brie recipe)

I miss Papa. Pesach is the holiday that most reminds me of him. Beyond images of my father at our family seders, I most vividly recall the taste and texture his matzah brei, which I continue to prepare myself and enjoy annually at home (salted this year with my tears).- Me, 'The Skeptic's Kaddish' #41,… Continue reading Salted with my tears (Matzah Brie recipe)

Leavened bread, or: Technology

On Jewish holidays I must draft poetry in my head For lack of laptop, I dare trust my memory instead This Passover, I did not just hanker for leavened bread Still, all last night, I long discussed the Exodus instead... And now I type, ere neurons rust, and soon I'm off to bed!

Passover, or: Passage

This Is Passover; again it'll pass all us over Masses motor story, unworried at the past So fast, can't last, so that's why we repeat that story, sorry if you find it boring; This Freedom, redone, we're playing the rerun It's said words weigh, though I'd say no way Paragraphs versus verses, sentenced them All… Continue reading Passover, or: Passage

Freedom, or: The fix

EPIGRAPH: Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality.- T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) Freedom frustrated Forever following forms Feels the fix is in Shabbat & Pesach (Passover) Dear friends, I am offline for two days until sunset on… Continue reading Freedom, or: The fix

Holiday thoughts, part II: Jewish v. Not

Tonight is New Year's Eve so before I get into the substance of this post, I would like to wish all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year! πŸ₯³ So... New Year's... Growing up in America, this was not a holiday that I marked in any way, shape or form. Truly, I did not… Continue reading Holiday thoughts, part II: Jewish v. Not