This Is The Ritual, Hanukkah version

© Trisha Arlin This is the Ritual:  Bowing during the morning blessings.I used to refuse to bend my kneeand bowduring the Morning Blessings.Baruch Atah EtceteraThank you for Etecetera….Who was I bowing to?A male king?That’s not God.Screw that.But then I thought,What if I bowed anyway?What would that feel like?So I tried it for a month.As an […]

Adam and Eve Invent Hanukah

.וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי אוֹר וַיְהִי אוֹרWe can’t avoid it. The days are shorter, The nights are longer, And it’s cold: The sun is disappearing! Damn. Isn’t it enough to get kicked out of Eden? Isn’t it enough that We work in the dirt for a living, And give birth to screaming moist creatures with giant heads, […]

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