Tag Archives: #Rosh Hashanah

Birthday/Willing Suspension

  Willing suspension of disbelief – how useful to have jargon at hand when age creeps. Those numbers, no! It’s just accounting of yesterday and tomorrow, for today’s moment is out of time. Enchantment has long been one of my … Continue reading

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Mystery is the Content – Shanah Tovah

I’d like to cordone off the sacred from politics, but politics is everywhere, and religion, which mediates the sacred with varying degrees of success, is everywhere too. On Rosh Hashanah Eve, I’m feeling the weight of too many politics. While … Continue reading

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The Shock of the New

Yom Kippur comes once a year – if it came twice, we might fold up for good. But the dress rehearsal for death is a surprisingly supple notion, and the release back into life, the uplift, the ecstasy, is so … Continue reading

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The Script of our Lives

When I was eight, I kept having a dream.  Tucked under the covers of my four-poster bed, I dreamed of a large open book. A hand was in the process of filling the pages with elegant words, elaborating and unfolding … Continue reading

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