Sunday, December 27, 2015

Shemot 5776

A man of impulse
Zig-zagging from place to place--
Paused. Gazed. At a bush. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Vayechi 5776

I pause. And listen.
A father blesses his sons.
So much aching love.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Vayiggash 5776

This tale repeating.
Families seeking refuge.
Food. And maybe Home.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Mikketz 5776

Torn by emotions
Struggling to understand.
Who could but tremble?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Vayeshev 5776

Who I meet. And where.
Happens-- is there a pattern?
Pits. And dreams. And love.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Vayishlach 5776

Sons. Daughters. And Clans.
We learn. Who and where matters.
Every life is linked.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Toledot 5776

Thinking about truths
and how we tell our stories--
Reaching toward wisdom.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Chayei Sarah

When I read slowly--
Here beside the well-known tale,
Other names and lives.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Lech L'cha 5776

Out on that vast plain--
When he heard the voice call him,
Our world was formed.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Noach 5776

In this mythic tale,
We were once all together.
Floating. And. Waiting.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

B'reishit 5776

In the beginning--
Before it branched into four
There was one river.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Haazinu 5776

What courage it takes
To recite a poem of God--
Who is listening?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Vayelech 5776

These words to guide us
As we wander our paths--
Spoken as a poem.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Nitzavim 5775

In this dance of Love
We move close and then apart.
The One waits for us.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ki Tavo 5775

What am I to do
With this strange and ancient text?
Seeking the teaching....

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ki Tetze 5775

The text strives to guide--
So like a loving parent
Of willful children.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Shoftim 5775

The land may change hands--
Yet the trees stand in witness.
Gifts of food and shade.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Re'eh 5775

A good reminder--
Counting and celebrating
Mark time and blessings.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ekev 5775

Sifting through the text
These instructions bind me close-
Listen! Know! Love! Keep!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vaetchanan 5775

One might grow weary
With repeated Instruction---
Seek what's yet unlearned.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

D'varim 5775

Without the details
The past unfolds differently.
Listen for the why.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mattot/Mase'ei 5775

Only the soul knows
The map of its true journey.
Travel with a friend.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pinchas 5775

Prescibed and Proscribed.
And then there are outliers.
Pray for good guidance.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hukkat 5775

See how death wanders
There. Alongside the waters.
Drink. Cleanse. Honor. Trust.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Korach 5775

How foolish to fight
Over access and power.
Each heart- a tent flap.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Shelach L'cha 5775

It can be enough.
A fringe stirring in the breeze
Redirects my heart.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Naso 5775

We no longer bring
Equal and abundant gifts.
What might I offer?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Behar 5775

How we live in time
Depends on how it's measured.
Seven weeks of years.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Emor 5775

Our task? To craft
A framework for holiness--
In Time and Actions.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Acharei Mot 5775

Every year. The goat.
Reminding of our flaws.
Stark unknown holds hope.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tazria 5775

Rules and Rituals.
Diagnose. Prescribe. Make Clean.
Pathway to Return.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Shemini 5775

When light moves to dark
At that threshold called evening
Something is restored.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Chol haMoed Pesach 5775

Divine Leadership
Distinguishes this people...
Tread here with great care.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pesach 5775

What great irony--
A restricted offering
Marks paths to freedom.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tzav 5775

To transform the heart
One needs fire, ash and blood.
Real. And metaphor...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Vayikra 5775

Knowing I will err,
I seek paths of forgiveness.
What will I offer?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Vayakhel/Pekudei 5775

Through our actions
Stones, yarns, metals, skins and wood
Help shape the sacred.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ki Tissa 5775

Grim, ferocious text.
Close my eyes and hold my breath.
Trust this storm will pass.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tetzaveh 5775

So we remember--
Each brother's name set and sealed
In these cold, bright stones.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Terumah 5775

With such precision 
There should be great clarity.
Yet we interpret.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Mishpatim 5775

All those instructions
Uttered in divine fire--
Fierce protective words.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Yitro 5775

A father-in-law--
His wisdom echoes through time.
May his words guide me. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Beshallach 5775

All that one gathers
Is exactly what one needs--
This!  A miracle.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bo 5775

Lived or remembered
Rat'ling around in my bones--
Stay! Leave now! Recall!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vaera 5775

Just a magic tale--
(If the stakes weren't so high)
Strange path to freedom.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Shemot 5775

What is seen or not
May have no grounding in truth---
Are my eyes open?