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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Liminal (Yom Kippur)

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.

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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.

When the sky is orange

at nine a.m., it looks like dusk. 

It’s the transitional time

Of twilight and morning

Of nothing itself.

 

On Yom Kippur, in the liminal space

Are we dying or new shrouded in white,

in the unknown of a changing self,

meeting God and emerging maybe?

The sky is blazing orange with smoke,

How can I know 

is the sun rising or setting on our world?

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