Sep 22, 2016
Sometimes it just comes down to facing the storm,
calling God out,
standing at the center of a whirlwind
holding your ground.
No cathedral is immune to agony,
no soul impervious to life itself
If it were any other way,
there would be no need for cathedrals
in the first place.
To kneel is
Speak your truth,
God damn it.
That's what God wants most of all.
Sep 21, 2016
We Will Do Our Best
(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditor
for Eileen Soffer, National Coordinator of Rabbis Against Gun Violence
Everybody's got guns
and we're doing our best.
But that's not good enough.
not good enough and true
that everybody's got guns
that we're doing our best,
When will our best be good enough?
When will the Messiah arrive?
the Good Enough
and the Messiah
we will do our best.
Sep 12, 2016
(c) Menachem Creditor
I wish Syrians would stop killing each other.
I wish ice cream were good for me.
I wish 9/11 never happened.
I wish Josiah Bartlet were real.
I wish laughter were louder.
I wish flowers could stop us when we pass them by.
I wish painful lessons could be a little less painful.
I wish we would turn golf courses into free public housing.
I wish Sesame Street were still on PBS.
Sep 2, 2016
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