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  • Drunken Ideals

    By Emily Stern

    September 6, 2014 | 6:05 pm

    I went to a bar last week, a rare occurance. It was after a rehearsal for a play, and I sat on the rooftop of some hotel and ordered a drink. 

    This man sat next to me. 

    I remarked about peace, and how jewish prayer usually mentions peace. It occured to me that many people may not know that.  "OSEH SHALOM.." how high, central, and explicit of an ideal it is. 

    He said he really didn't know that. 

  • Ice Bucket Challenge

    By Emily Stern

    August 28, 2014 | 9:49 pm

    People are saying that we’re wasting water,
    But we would have an abundance of water
    If we weren’t wasting rain.

    We don’t need to be importing it or... More.

  • Water Retention: Helpful Prayer

    By Emily Stern

    August 11, 2014 | 4:35 am

    Be a prayer. Be a hopeful one. it's the only helpful one.

    The blessing of waiting for the messiah is the lesson of hope.

    Be an outlandish prayer for... More.

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  • New Earth

    By Emily Stern

    August 11, 2014 | 4:16 am

         It was dehydrated in the desert on Tisha B'Av. in light of all the nonsensical devestation around the globe, if I died keeping Halacha, I died.

    ... More.
  • Remembering In The Moment

    By Emily Stern

    July 9, 2014 | 11:17 am

    Love in the hard to reach places. If not now, then when? Remembering In the moment

    The reason we don’t know much about Moshiach’s identity is for the... More.

  • We Look Like

    By Emily Stern

    July 1, 2014 | 8:44 am

    Human beings are lessons with endlessness inside of them- all the ways that God can be endlessly unfathomable
    through the prism of your heart, letting... More.

  • The Center of the Train, Single Payer Health Care

    By Emily Stern

    June 18, 2014 | 8:52 pm

    It is devastatingly frustrating to see people trying to get on the NYC subways, totally crowded on top of each other, cramming into the doors, while the... More.

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