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Sacred Memory

Martha Hurwitz (Barre, MA)

This past Yom Kippur I was invited by the Rabbi of our synagogue to share memories of someone I loved as a segue into the Yizkor service.  660 more words

American Jewry

SERMON: Something Nice to Say about Hillary and Donald

We have all been captivated, mesmerized, disgusted… call it what you want… by the Presidential nomination process we are in the midst of. During the lifetime of most of us, we have never experienced something quite like this–so divisive, so accusatory and sometimes downright malicious. 252 more words


Shabbat in Pesakh II: Bring Your Memory

Holidays are special. Families gather, or they don’t, and either way, the past is more present with us. Pesakh occurs during the full moon and, like the ocean under that same moon, the tides of life grow more intense. 513 more words

Kwibuka and Yizkor: In the Shadow of Two Genocides

“‘And this also,’ said Marlow suddenly, ‘has been one of the dark places of the earth.'”

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“Some days circle and circle,  1,055 more words


The Sluice

Paul Celan

Over all this
grief of yours: no
second heaven


To a mouth
for which it was a thousandword
lost —
I lost a word…

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Creative Writing

Shabbat Zakhor: Remember? then Do Something

This Shabbat, on which we read the first words of the book VaYikra, called Leviticus, is also called Zakhor, “remember”. 

For Jews, to remember is to do. 639 more words

Memory and Compassion - Shemini Atzeret / Yizkor 5776

This is a day of memory, a day when we recall those who shaped us, who gave our lives meaning by their presence and wisdom and love. 1,705 more words