As we approach Tisha B’Av this year, our Beloved Community is grieving. Not for the fall of the Temple, but for the fall of our own country, a great shattering of (what was already stretched thin) trust, a growing dread fear.
It is traditional to recite psalms daily, especially Psalm 137. Fringes’ member Sue Hoffman reached out this week to ask for daily psalms Fringes’ style – words of grief and challenge and crying out. Linked below are a few options.
All of our hearts are so torn and raw these days – may the connection of saying these words together hold us up even in these times.
[untitled] Rabi’a al-’Adawiyya al-Qaysiyya
Dierde Greenleaf Allan, There is too much pain in the world
Katie Bickham, Villanelle for America 2016