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The Consolation of Judah

We will sit on a wall and watch as the hills of Jerusalem beneath our worried boots press forgotten family to their breasts, Dan slithering in the dell, flashing fangs of Benjamin ivory in the hidden light, sons of Asher spilling like coins under Yissaschar’s wise gaze, burying the Mount like an undamned river.   […]

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If Really You Doubt

If really you doubt the midrashic tortoise or the slaying banquet, feel free to take, my host, mezuzah from post, and let my friends come pouring in. If really you’re safe without the wrapped gauntlet or your plaited mail, then blunt black corners, let your threads flail, and come dance with us. If you fear […]

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More Like The Big Whimper

We are afraid He did it in six days. We are too trifling to be created in anything less than an eternity. Cats, fine, His. But Twitter? Never, never, in all His majesty and His meaning could He do such a thing. He deserves a stern reprimand once all our plans have wound down and […]

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An Elul Lie

Elul. Twenty grinning bosses frocked and leering come to tame you with horns of Gabriel blowing incantations you first heard fall like silver neutron hatchets from your mother’s mouth to pin your heart to the cracked timbers of your cage. They know naught of the power you peel from the night hidden from all eyes. […]

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My Thoughts When You Quit Observant Judaism

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Peace Be Upon You, Traveler

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A Maamar I Do Not Understand

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For the Messiah, or Whomever

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I Remember Jerusalem

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A Midnight Prayer

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