Saturday, December 29, 2012

Shemot 5773

With great urgency
The tumble of a man's life
Unfolds in wonders.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Vayehi 5773

Life draws to a close
With promises and blessings.
Now the journey home. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Free-Form Chanukkah Haiku by a Reader


This is just such a great story from an old family friend I had to include it! Be sure to read the small print after the free-form haiku.  

A late Chanukah miracle.
The burned-out bathroom bulb
Lights again on the seventh day.
 
This is true, after 5 days of my not changing the bulb.  



Saturday, December 15, 2012

Vayiggash 5773

A heart burst open
Reaches out with compassion.
Weeping tears of pain. 

Eighth Night Chanukkah -- A Dedication

Against the darkness
Our holiday of light--
Illumination.          



         

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sixth Night Chanukkah -- In Our Times

With one single prayer
We link our lives and times
To the ancient past. 

Chanukkah Haiku from Readers


We are the chosen
With a task simple and clear:
Bring light to the world.
                 Submitted by Flora Kupferman

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Third Night Chanukkah - Future

Light a flame tonight
Then sleep with dreams of freedom
Peace comes tomorrow.

Chanukkah Haiku from Readers


Candles glow with warmth
Remembering past heroes
Strength grows from challenge.
                                 Submitted by Irma Greenspan


Without memories
Tradition cannot exist.
Kindle ancient flames.
                               Submitted by Gilbert Greenspan


Your dad.  Religious.  
This holiday.  Hanukkah.
Gifts for you.  And me. 
                  Submitted by Anonymous

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

First Night Chanukkah- Miracles

That we light these flames
Is no less a miracle.
Faith and Tradition.  
                                   

Mikketz 5773

In robes of power
A man weaves his brothers' fate.
See!  With threads of love.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Vayeshev 5773

From within the pit
Joseph could not even dream
How life might unfold

Monday, November 26, 2012

Vayishlach 5773

Both blessed and frightened.
Mistakes along the journey--
Jacob seeks some truth. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vayetze 5773

When you rest your head
Upon a pillow of stone,
Attend to your dreams.

Toldot 5773

"Bless me too, father!"
Do we not each long for love?
Esau's anguished plea.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chaye Sarah 5773

Because he looked up,
Isaac beheld his future
And his heart was full. 

Vayera 5773

Although I have tried--
The boy, the man and the ram
Still fill me with dread. 

Lech L'cha 5773

When he heard the call,
Avram must have been crazy.
Still we honor him. 

Noah 5773

Be sure to think through--
When you choose to build towers--
What if they should fall?

B'reishit 5773

In much the same way,
You and I create our lives
With voice, breath and light.