Sunday, December 31, 2017

Shemot 5778

Speech does not suffice.
We must see what we have heard.
Whose vision is true? 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Vayechi 5778

In this one blessing:
All that we humans can be.
Archetypes of life. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Mikketz 5778

At each encounter-
Before. Now. And What Comes Next-
Choices have been made. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Vayeshev 5778

Settled. Is this home?
Then then why do the tales unfold
In distant places?

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Vayishlach 5778

They must have been named
So that we would remember. 
But memory fails. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Vayetze 57778

All this. Mine. That. Yours.
Even when the hand is full
Still we grasp for more. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Toldot 5778

Messy human life
Unfolds in these anxious scenes.
Which roles have I played? 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Chayei Sarah 5778

Though we know not to
Rely on signs and wonders-- 
Still, we embrace them. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Vayera 5778

Some lives are too full. 
Wanderings. And great struggles.
Breathe before reading. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Lech L'cha 5778

Within each of us--
Seeds that seek out harmony;
And meanness and lies. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Noah 5778

What we strive to build--
Reaches upward? Tumbles down?
How are we to know?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

B'reishit 5778

A world was once made
Out of chaos and darkness.
This time--we must build. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

V'zot Ha-B'racha 5778

Might there be more words
Unspoken before farewell?
Words we should have heard? 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Nitzavim 5777

Here. Again. We Stand.
With deepest hope. Yet. Afraid. 
Still at the mountain.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Ki Tavo 5777

Abundant blessings.
Matched by abundant curses. 
We live in such time. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Ki Tetse 5777

Painfully we read
How we can hurt each other.
Still so much to learn. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Shoftim 5777

Someone will be wronged.
And we will be called to judge. 
The task weighs heavy. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Re'eh 5777

Looking. And Seeing.
What is beyond the mountains.
Requires Vision.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ekev 5777

So simple. Yet hard. 
When you have eaten your fill
Remember the Source.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

D'varim 5777

A new book opens
With recounting of the past. 
Old ways or fresh paths? 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pinchas 5777

The passage of time
May cleanse the community
Still tribal roots count. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017


A good friends' warning
Just might be the bold message
You were meant to hear.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hukkat 5777

A law for all time.
Is it any wonder then
This week's theme was death?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Korah 5777

This nation building--
Who has power and who wealth? --
How messy the task. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sh'lach L'cha 5777

Angry Punishments.
And Pathways to Forgiveness. 
Grasp that Knotted Fringe.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

B'Ha'alot'cha 5777

Always that tension-
Formations. Fixed Rules. Time Bound. 
And the life we live.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Naso 5777

Once consecrated
It takes strength and awareness
To shield that promise. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

B'Midbar 5777

Note: To be numbered
Differs from being counted. 
Stand when it matters. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Emor 5777

The lamps stand witness.
Waiting to see who ensures
The light stays burning. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Acharei Mot 5777

Now outside the camp
Do you think the man wonders
Where to lead the goat? 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tazria/Metsora 5777

What must it feel like
At the threshold of return
Just outside the camp?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sh'mini 5777

If food guidelines can
Bring us closer to some truth...
Me? I'll eat rainbows. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tsav 5777

Ashes. Heat. And Light. 
That perpetual fire.
Transformed. Yet still burns. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Vayikra 5777

Great wisdom resides
Within the words before us--
There can be healing. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Vaykhel-Pekudei 5777

See!  What we have built.
When our hearts and hands were joined.
To craft holy  space. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ki Tissa 5777

We know that people
Hear. See. Are moved by impulse.
Tests of leadership.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tetzaveh 5777

Head dress and Heart dress--
Reminders that one who leads
Serves the people first. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

T'rumah 5777

First comes the vision.
Followed by pain-staking care
As we craft each part.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mishpatim 5777

All these rules and laws
Tumbling down the mountain. 
Someone stirs the dust. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Yitro 5777

We each truly know
Our own mountain moment. 
Mine? It's still shrouded. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Beshallach 5777

Must there always be
One side against another-
Foe. And contention? 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bo 5777

We stand poised.Waiting.
To enter the beginning.
Of what will come next. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sh'mot 5777

In times of distress
We cling to omens and signs...
And in times of grace? 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Vayechi 5777

What tribe does not think
Family and land and bones
Ever connected?