Jewish Journal

The Sun

By Emily Stern

January 12, 2015 | 7:34 pm

Emily Stern

feel the sun
in the warmth of possibility
if there weren’t so much
shame to hide,
we’d embrace our own

  • Chamber

    By Emily Stern

    December 30, 2014 | 4:15 pm

    Why in the
 world why in the heavens
 when God says find a mate, 
Adam never stops to say,

    You, God. Us.

    Why in God’s chamber of love

    Adam rejects every animal
    every enmity, entity,
    every glow, 
every lamb, every rainbow?

    You might think I’m obsessed
 with pairings and... read on

  • Hanukkah Menorah Photo

    By Emily Stern

    December 18, 2014 | 9:40 pm

  • Let Them All

    By Emily Stern

    November 24, 2014 | 8:17 am

    If you need proof of anything
    Of the existence of alien life,
    Of the existence of God,

    Of anything we know,

    "Unrevealed manifestations of God's loving kindness will serve as garments that the pious will wear in the future . . . The parts revealed to man thus far in this world... read on

  • Performing You

    By Emily Stern

    October 26, 2014 | 11:38 am

    For the love of creation,
    When you share what is happening to you,
    whine, say your truth. It’s a performance of the highest kind to see the glorious vessel we are as human beings. What is revealed is a human example beyond the one anyone has ever known. Ask for someone to listen to you


    while they know


    they are you.


    They listen to the performance


    you do of yourself


    for their illumination. 

  • Pen In The Sky

    By Emily Stern

    September 24, 2014 | 10:23 am

    In honor of Rosh Hashana 2014

    I'm fine with the image of a pen in the sky
    as long as it's feathered, and
    can chisel through stone.

    Draw the truth in all of the world.
    Get fancy and very straightforward.

    Show us the lines
    to break through the schmutz
    reveal what's inside.... read on

  • Orchestrator

    By Emily Stern

    September 21, 2014 | 6:44 am

    So grateful for a woman who made her own form of everything,

    Charlotte Solomon in a hodge-podge

    when so much form comes together, they call it formless

    Orchestrator, Great Orchestrator

    Each one a huge masterpiece.

    cross polonation- not an experiment
    nothing- even... read on

  • Ecospirituality

    By Emily Stern

    September 19, 2014 | 5:26 am

    Scientists, ecologists, devotees, and spiritual healers are together at a summit, saying we need each other. The scientists want to know, "Is there a need for us in the spiritual world?" “Yes of course!  We don’t know what to do to be shepherds of this earth, and most of us know... read on

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