Jewish Journal

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... 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

  • 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

  • Just Singing

    By Emily Stern

    October 12, 2011 | 11:28 am

    They’re just singing
    and the rest of the world is a reflection pool.

    all a marionette following
    like the angels sway

    The whole wide world swinging with song
    singing the wisdom is singing too.
    humming a bass line, rustling leaves,

    they’re just singing.

    The mystical gardens do... read on

  • New

    By Emily Stern

    September 22, 2011 | 3:12 pm

    I am a little open ended
    clinging to your tallis, winging it, looking up at you, Trusting you.
    Your every move, expecting the best.
    Anything, be for good
    I love the Tallit we are enraptured in,

    Just the feeling.

    That’s not what I asked for when I asked for you.
    Just the feeling... read on

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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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