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Dvar Vayakhel

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Building the Mishkan: The Existentialist Warm-and-Welcoming Dilemma .

Dvar Ki Tisa

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 I forgot to post this last week!

POEM FOR BESHALLACH

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 A few days late but here's a poem inspired by the Song at the Sea in Parashat Beshallach.

BOOK OF FAILED SALVATION GETS AROUND

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I was going to write a new dvar for Beshallach and/or 15 Shevat, but quarantine has gotten the lazier of me for now, and I have been reading lishma or watching movies. I am excited however to share that two blogs of writers and poets I admire have given the book some space and helped get the word out: Don Yorty Explorations and Erika Dreifus' MyMachberet . Thank you to Don and Erika. 

DVAR BO

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This week is parashat Bo, and I wrote a few thoughts about what redemption might mean -- for the Israelites in that night different from all other nights and in our (Jewish) American lives.

SUNSET BOULEVARD

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I wrote this poem after I first visited LA for the funeral of a friend, in March 2016. It would be his birthday tomorrow - and this date also was the day I first visited AJU Campus two years ago.  

A Poem for Erev Hanukkah

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This poem is part of my chapbook Book of Failed Salvation, which is already out of the printer and will be available through Ben Yehuda Press very soon! I wrote it last year and it's amazing to think that I happened to be in La Cienega Park today, how things repeat, continue, and change at the same time. Hag Urim Sameach!