A Song Every Day

Thoughts on Torah, prayer and Jewish miscellany

Blasphemy of Pharaoh’s Overreach: Theology, Context and the Trouble I’ve Seen

“Claiming the center stage, just like Pharaoh and Caesar did in their time, has always been a blasphemous overreach that actually places oneself on the margins of God’s reign,” thus … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Wrestling Jerusalem” and Listening thru Oppression

“…but they did not heed because of shortness of spirit-breath” (Exodus) “It’s complicated…” (“Wrestling Jerusalem”) Early on in the Exodus story, we learn that the Hebrew slaves in Egypt were … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Praying STILL with Voices of Grief

Sandra Bland. Alonzo Smith. Natasha McKenna. Jamar Clark. The heartbreaking and indicting list goes on. Activists and mourners from the DC area and around the country joined together last year, … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Life, Liberty, and the Promise of Peace

Readers may have noticed a long silence on this blog. But I have not been entirely silent. At start of June 2015, I began an additional blog, #SayThisName, to mark … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Heart strings and the holiday cycle

“When the last rose of summer pricks my finger…” Early in the holidays, I shared a message I’d found stenciled on the sidewalk, suggesting that maybe, when one’s heart is … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · 3 Comments
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