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Permission to Burn

  Beloveds~ Last Saturday, on the day Donald Trump became president of the United States, Jews were reading the Torah portion (Exodus 1:1-6:1) in which the tongue-tied shepherd Moshe receives instructions–and a promise–from the burning bush.  ...

Vulnerable in Dangerous Times

Beloveds~ This past Monday the Electoral College confirmed the Presidency of the most awful candidate the United States has ever known—a fascistic, racist, sexist, narcisisstic charlatan. We are called to step up into a strong and effective resistance. We will each...

Victory at Standing Rock!

Dear Friends ~ I had thought to be silent in these pages for at least a week after my last post, but yesterday’s victory at Standing Rock—whatever comes next—calls for a song: My Victory (Meditation on Psalm 18, David’s Victory Song) My victory is your victory,...

Face to Face

Beloveds~ As we move into the fourth week of President-Elect Donald Trump, I come to you again with a few thoughts and a poem that wants to be shared. Perhaps, like me, you have struggled to find your footing as the news of each day tumbles in. Perhaps, as you...

One Week Later

Dear Friends ~ The first week has passed: seven days of living in the shadow of this new reality: President-Elect Donald Trump. For many of us this has been a week of mourning, a kind of Shiva. I have done my share of weeping. And raging, even as I followed my...