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We are in the month of Elul, two weeks away from Rosh Hashanah. It is a time to take stock and to remember that standing still is never an option. The world around us will change and we must do the same along with it. I invite you to use the words below as a prompt and write whatever comes mind, a gift you can give yourself as you prepare for the new year.  “Rabbi Yaakiv said: I might have thought if I sat and did nothing, I would still be blessed, so the Torah says: “in all your undertakings.”

                              Midrash Tehillim 23:3


My teacher, Rabbi Jill Hammer, has taught me the power of story and the power of action. We can say many things and do little or we can act and not say much at all. As we reflect upon our deeds this past year, may we do so with honesty and loving-kindness.


Memories of tables brimming

Food enough to feed the ever-present ghosts

Stories told, bringing them to the table


Their actions remembered

Their kindness and goodness recalled

Faded pictures in sepia tones bringing them to life


Their deeds, their actions

Spur us to move, to see, to act, to know…

We are not alone in this world and what we do makes a difference

Tue, October 3 2023 18 Tishrei 5784