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Bells of Thanks

By Emily Stern

February 13, 2013 | 2:14 pm

It is said not to trust anyone who tries to change the
Torah to say, "oh, they didn't mean this," or "I don't have to do
that…

I sit by the players of bells-- twinkly ones and ones... read on

  • Rest

    By Emily Stern

    February 11, 2013 | 8:26 am

    you can stay if you want.
    rest here a little
    or as long as it feels long,
    oh gentle world

    truly gentle.

  • Joseph

    By Emily Stern

    December 7, 2012 | 10:50 am

    This is one way in which Joseph is is a man of Light.

    Here he is working in a home of a very wealthy man. Joseph sticks to his work, and is highly respected but really loved by his boss, Potipher. His boss' attention seems to be totally focused on Joseph.

    "Shortly after" ... read on

  • Hovering

    By Emily Stern

    October 15, 2012 | 6:34 am

    Greatness is not what tells you to be more Great. Is there a simple resting place in this world? They say the point of it all is to create a world for Gd to dwell. There is no stillness here.

     

    In The Sforno's commentary on The second sentance of the Torah, I just read, he... read on

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  • Sukkot#3

    By Emily Stern

    October 6, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    I had met this man who said to me, "I bet if it came down to it, everyone would be running after their own lot. They may think they want something else."

    Yes this is for you. you are not alone. That we are created in the image. the image isn't our own. So there's nothing that can... read on

  • Sukkah #1

    By Emily Stern

    September 28, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    The moment that we made it here
    to the sukkah of his I don't need to feel anything
    I don't want to do anything except build
    I do in peace.
    I don't need this to be a sexual metaphor, or one of comfort. You don't need to have a face
    for me to love you. It doesn't need to even be... 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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