Fringes met via zoom for what is, for us, a regular March service, honoring the natural world’s awakening from winter here in the holy land where we dwell. We also marked the reality of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, honoring the shock we all feel and our fear for the people being attacked.
This month’s Blessing for Revelation of Wisdom was Wendell Berry’s poem “Look Out,” naming the Lords of War who burn the planet for profit urging us to say “yes” to community and the natural world.
For torah study we invited scholar and community member Faith Hillis to give us a context for this violence, and to answer our questions to the best of her current knowledge. A few resources she shared with us:
Faith’s list of vetted, most-effective places to donate to help the Ukrainian people