These Three Weeks

The fires crackle again…it’s that time of year… The fields rustle…and gently sway…as the flames leap closer… Towards dried stalks of wheat and barley…an offering… Burning…burning…burning… Where are you? Shouts the snaking river of heat… Searching…for something more…something real…to consume… And the walls…surrounding her…hiding the pain…in the name of salvation…almost ready to fall… They will … Continue reading These Three Weeks

This Is ISRAEL

I am listening to the radio.  A woman is on.  She is talking about life.  About gratitude.  About unity. She is saying how we are all family.  She is reiterating the need to act as one nation.  To help one another.  To reach out to one another.  To connect with kindness. She is interrupted. AZ'AKA (alarm) … Continue reading This Is ISRAEL

B’Yeshiva Shel Maaleh…

I am in a bed with itchy blankets…lumpy pillows…and an empty…hollow…belly.  My son is down the hall, across from this ward...attached to life.  I am weak, scared and uncertain.  I don't know what to do.  I don't know what to say.  I don't know if I can even join the many people who are praying … Continue reading B’Yeshiva Shel Maaleh…

History Of The World – Part 1

'Imma, you know what Toy Va'Voiy is?' Uh…no sweetie.  How about you tell me what it is? 'Well, Hashem was all alone, it was a balagan because it was only choshech and all the peoples were in they houses cause it was choshech and they couldn't go to the park and Hashem was very sad … Continue reading History Of The World – Part 1

V’Ani…Im Gilad…

I watch you….broken….crushed…as you pick up the pieces…of your shattered dreams…and silent hopes…and face the future. With courage you stand…at attention…saluting the world…although they had forgotten you…and you walk on…erect…tall…giant. Together…as a nation…we faced the difficulties…of wrenching feelings…of right and wrong…of good and bad…while you sat…isolated. Together…we cried…for you…for those who were lost…for those who … Continue reading V’Ani…Im Gilad…