I can’t keep up with all the tragedies. What do I do to carry, to embrace, to hold all this despair? I am emptied. Swollen with uncomfortable silence, pregnant with futility, overwhelmed, nauseous, and numb, I’m left mounting scraggly defenses to keep from caving in. and then I remember the gentle nudge of a memory, edging [...]

Poems by Martin Bidney 11. Lyrical Response to a Verse in Sura 2 “The Cow” 138. (We take our) colour from Allah, and who is better than Allah at colouring. We are his worshippers. Rumi pictured God as dyeing vat. Souls, the garment dipped in it, would be Bathed in all-including whiteness that Blended tints in [...]

A poem by Carol Adler

Posted by Rabbi Michael Lerner

.BETRAYAL Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world. —Mishnah Sanhedrin, 4:9; Babylonian Talmud Tractate  Sanhedrin 37a. we are the emissaries of the deliberately arcane scullcapped and gowned bearded and ordained professional provocateurs peddling our [...]