Praying with Fringes 06/10/2016 – Shabbat, Shalom Alechem

I grew up with Bluegrass music as internal and external soundtrack, one that has run alongside my Jewish life, parallel-lines-not-meeting style. Until now. Until Nefesh Mountain. And so I'm sharing a lovely tune to welcome in the Shabbat Queen, just as the sky is turning its deepest blue this Friday night:   Nefesh Mountain, Shalom … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 06/10/2016 – Shabbat, Shalom Alechem

Praying with Fringes 10/02/2105 – The trees are lit from within like Sabbath candles

In the Forest Linda Pastan The trees are lit from within like Sabbath candles before they are snuffed out. Autumn is such a Jewish season, the whole minor key of it. Hear how the wind trembles through the branches, vibrato as notes of cello music. Notice the tarnished coppers and browns, the piles of leaves … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 10/02/2105 – The trees are lit from within like Sabbath candles