Happy Jewish New Year

At sunset tonight, the Jewish New Year begins; it ends at sunset two days later. As such, I will not be blogging for ~49 hours, and I will have to play 'catch up' with my online poetry community on Tuesday night. (Of course, I will schedule some blog posts in advance of the holiday.) Honestly,… Continue reading Happy Jewish New Year

New Year’s, or: Reality

A kyrielle Every year, there's a New Year; and People make commitments to change That oft blow away like soft sands... Then we do it again - ain't it strange? Every year, there's a New Year; and We celebrate like it matters, Imbuing it with meanings grand; But weak illusions shall shatter. Every year, there's… Continue reading New Year’s, or: Reality

The way of life between

A personal prosery prompt Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote: โ€œWe are constantly dying alive. From the view point of temporality we are all dead except for a moment.โ€ Itโ€™s true, you know. As we turn the calendar page to 2021, I think to myself: well, that was a moment. Death on either side, the Rabbi… Continue reading The way of life between

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! ๐Ÿฅณ 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