Praying with Fringes 01/06/2014 – plucking fruits like ripe tokens

In honor of the upcoming "Planting Justice in Palestine/Israel" Tu B'Shvat seder led by Tikkun Olam Chavurah. The poem references Johal, who is a trickster figure in Palestinian folk tales. My Father and the Fig Tree Naomi Shihab Nye For other fruits, my father was indifferent. He'd point at the cherry trees and say, "See … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 01/06/2014 – plucking fruits like ripe tokens

Praying with Fringes 12/12/2013 – One year since Newtown, and still the guns

Walking Ellie Schoenfeld A Tibetan prayer wheel turns and turns, sends prayers to the universe with every revolution. And now it is my feet, all our feet, walking, one foot then another, over and over, every step a prayer to stave off the horror at the edges of our stomachs. Every step a prayer. One … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 12/12/2013 – One year since Newtown, and still the guns