Jewish Journal


By Emily Stern

March 5, 2014 | 10:36 pm

drum, emily stern

Heartbeat is hardly accompaniment
I would kick her out of the band really unless she could be raised and glorified.
Open the drums, thank God for the... More.

  • Seeing God As Everything (comes from deepest necessity)

    By Emily Stern

    February 20, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    Seeing God as everything is a luxory

    and comes from deepest necessity

    the barest bones of reality

    the abundance of spirit

  • The Birds In The Cities

    By Emily Stern

    February 19, 2014 | 9:54 am

    It is nice to see the birds in the city
    because birds are not martyrs.


    While standing at the western wall,

    she points to the birds saying... More.

  • I Know What You Are Made Of

    By Emily Stern

    February 14, 2014 | 6:41 am



    I know what you are made of:

    lakes and simple sounds, good company

    the dissapointed child as he sleeps

    with open heart songs inside... More.

  • The Heart Shaped Ring

    By Emily Stern

    February 12, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    The heart ring came from

    A shop in New Mexico
    where A Christian
    Radio Station was blaring

    midrshim I had never heard!

    It was about Moses entering the Promised Land three days after he died. "You're Jewish?

    So, you hate Palestinians. Don’t you hate them?”

    To the shopkeeper in New Mexico,

    I just said no.


    Not at all.


    but I bought the ring although it was too big saying, "You know how when it's warm, your hands grow?"

  • Good Morning!

    By Emily Stern

    January 19, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    Good Morning! Good morning!

    It's what we're calling global warming.

    Wake up to the coming cosmic day

    or we'll end up dying for a past 

    that wasn't working anyway.


    We've all been dreaming

    and the cocks have certainly been sreaming

    and the clocks have ticked us

    into a life long coffee break,


    and the coffee has tricked us

    into thinking we're awake.

  • Let It Roll

    By Emily Stern

    January 19, 2014 | 4:38 pm

    Either we are woken up by the alarm clock or by each other.

    Let lovingkindness roll off your sleeve. 

  • humble

    By Emily Stern

    January 18, 2014 | 8:50 pm

    There is no need to be humble when god is as it is. Even as big as I could be, as grand and powerful, no matter what, there is more. I am ornamental. I am a ping pong ball.

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