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Monday, October 26, 2020

A Blessing for Demanding Life

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Emily Sternhttp://www.emilystern.org
About the revealing of Torah at mount Sinai it says “all the nations saw the voices.” Emily wants to express the depth and beauty of her synesthesiac Sinai Experience through art and music, the colors her soul knows at the rock of its truth. Emily is a Rabbinic Student in the Aleph Ordination Program: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She studied Torah at Nishmat, the Advanced Center of Torah Study for Women, and holds a BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School. Visit her website www.emilystern.org for more information, like her on facebook (www.facebook.com/emilysternpage), and you can find her on instagram at emilysternpoetry.
I don’t need to be gripped
by the other side
to know
I choose life.
I don’t need see
someone else suffer
to learn
I’m not the only one who matters
I don’t need God to orchestrate
a redemption
to know Love’s saving power.
Before us You have placed a choice
between blessing and cursing
and death and life.
The lives
that have long been threatened,
for black people who were taken,
for the long standing war
that should have already been won,
bless you for demanding life.

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