Jewish Journal

Through Out The World: Sukkot #2

By Emily Stern

October 2, 2012 | 10:35 pm

Emily Stern, Nachlaot, Israel 5772

They say the gates of Forgiveness have closed on Yom Kippur,

but walk through any gate you want-- the sukah has no doors.

AND I've learned that every sukkah inside is connected, each sukkah is

completely one  throughout the world, so you see it really is growing.

Don't get too attached to the gate you're standing in

ARE you using this moment to cover yourself

or to really reveal? Turn the world inside out, and we're splitting at the seams. Turn the sukkah inside out, and the world is built of peace.

  • 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

  • Land Flowing With Milk

    By Emily Stern

    September 25, 2012 | 8:58 am

  • A Rosh Hashana Invite

    By Emily Stern

    September 13, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    part 1


    I am planning a birthday party for all of us-- the one big person that we are. I am buying balloons and a banner and a birthday cake (maybe a honey one) and we are having a picnic in my apartment. I will not hang a sign saying, "the party's here" because the party's... read on

  • 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 took him out to pizza and he started to sell umbrellas.
    “Sorry” he says, “if it’s... 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

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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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