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  • A Rosh Hashana Invite

    By Emily Stern

    September 13, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    part 1

     

    I am planning a birthday party for all of us-- the one big person that we are. I am buying balloons and a banner and a birthday cake (maybe a honey one) and we are having a picnic in my apartment. I will not hang a sign saying, "the party's here" because the party's... read on

  • Begging To Give

    By Emily Stern

    July 10, 2012 | 9:12 pm

    The mother and the baby are coming through
    asking for some money.

    He said, “I sleep in the subway.”

    It feels good to give. Don’t you feel it bubbling up?
    I feel it bursting through.

    I took him out to pizza and he started to sell umbrellas.
    “Sorry” he says, “if it’s... read on

  • Let Yourself Go

    By Emily Stern

    April 6, 2012 | 7:03 am

    Let Yourself Go


    Some Passover Notes and Suggestions for
    Inner Child Passover Seder for Adults
    Where "Order" is the perfect playground!

    First we come to the glass of wine
    and stare into the cup.
    Any feeling that arises
    let that be given to you from the cup.
    This... read on

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  • Inherit The Earth

    By Emily Stern

    February 27, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    Inherit the Earth


    Imagine if we were to inherit the earth——-
    it’s consciousness, it’s playing, it’s ability for listening to what does Gd say?
    Is the world halachic? Does it step in time? Does it have an Independent Existence?
    Does it flare up in anger or use Your name in vain—-... read on

  • Remembering Love

    By Emily Stern

    February 2, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    I peek down the path you came from, and smile at glorious choices.
    And I take a handful of light for my own feet, so I may rise through this
    forest and see how there was never meant to be an end to all of this Love.
    There is always a field surrounding us, leading to another forest ,... read on

  • Completeness

    By Emily Stern

    December 16, 2011 | 8:25 am

    You lie here
    speaking of echos
    like a project that has no ending
    like an abyss
    who can swim only as far as you can swim.
    Divine, letting us see swimming pools
    when there is an ocean.

    Training wheels this world is
    for vastness and completeness.

  • Dreaming Is For

    By Emily Stern

    October 30, 2011 | 6:48 pm

    you know all my dreaming
    comes from just one feeling
    that i never want this to end.
    The dessert of finding water.

    Is the beach just a desert
    who has found her water?
    moshe a stick that has a lost her
    Like we found a home in the wind?
    I know what you mean in my dream. What do I... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Emily Stern is a devotional poet and songwriter. Her album “Birth Day” can be downloaded on iTunes or from CD baby.  As an actor and playwright, her plays have been performed...

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