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Ice Bucket Challenge

By Emily Stern

August 28, 2014 | 9:49 pm

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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 exporting water anywhere because... read on

  • 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 peace. Dispite what you think, or what people have told you, people who have been doing this work building new eco-systems,... read on

  • 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.

         I was blessed to hear Starhawk speak right as the end of the day was nearing. She shared about water, fire, and human life.... read on

  • 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 same reason that Moses is hardly spoken about in the Hagaddah.

    It says in the Torah says Moses was from the tribe of Levi. He's... read on

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  • 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 shine.

    Her hair is gray. She loves to wear gold rings. She wars inside, and she and her husband join anyway
    at night.

    Need I... read on

  • 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 center of the subway cars are wide open. Why do people not move totally down and into the car, so people don’t have to wait for... read on

  • Celebraitory

    By Emily Stern

    June 13, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    One of the reveals in the Messianic reality
    is the recognition of everyone we see.
    Of course this recognition comes from, is towards, and of
    the deepest place in us.

    This desire of fame that we see in this culture
    is an urge (which is a prayer,) a natural,
    knee-jerk... read on

  • What You Said

    By Emily Stern

    June 11, 2014 | 11:34 am

    <3

    Is there a heart so large as what you said?

    It's the lamp that love lights the room with.

    <3

    Set her free like any bird.

    <3

    I could like to wake up

    To whatever shape the heart is in

    With you beside me.

    <3

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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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