I’M OVER THE MACCABEES, A Hanukkah Prayer

Baruch Atah Adonai, Brucha At Shechina, Ruach HaOlam: I’m over the Maccabees. I’m done with fanatics. I’m done with extremists who demand purity. I’m done with fundamentalists who shut women up. I’m done with religions that kill. I’m over the Seleucids. I’m done with invaders. I’m done with outsiders telling anyone how to live in […]

We Must Pray and We Must Do: A Prayer for Lighting Candles

We give thanks for the ones who offer prayers. We give thanks for the ones who take action. We cannot heal the world without both, We must pray AND we must do. When so many people Have vanished into the darkness We light these candles  And say the blessings And pray for those who have […]

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 […]

Hello world.

This is a sample box, with some sample content in it.