A Prayer for The Hurricane

Ancient God of the Sumerians, Hittites, Babylonians and Hebrews,God of Noah and all who came after,We can, if we survive, imagine being philosophically gratefulFor this hurricane. After all,It reminds us that there are forces much bigger than ourselvesAnd puts our lives in perspectiveWhich is always a good thing.But please,Just remember this:You promised, no more floods.I’m […]

HAVDALLAH: PRAYER FOR HOLY SEPARATION

Praise the Before, Praise the After, Praise the Time In Between. I construct four walls and a roof and no windows.I put in only one door, open it once a year, and never go in.Inside the walls, Holy of Holies. Outside the walls, everything else.All I did was build a temple. I buy some fabric. […]

For Lost Homes on Tisha B’Av

Jer. 17:12 A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary I am losing my home. I love my home.I love the birds singing in the morning outside my window.I love my neighbors, we feed each others’ cats.I love the bodega on the corner.I love the Park, and my mailman. I […]

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