Jewish Journal


By Emily Stern

May 10, 2011 | 1:51 pm

(Translation of The Talmud Chullin 60b taken from kolel.org)
Rabbi Shim’on ben Pazi pitted one against another: “God made the two big lights” (Genesis 1:16a)... More.

  • Enacted

    By Emily Stern

    April 24, 2011 | 3:31 am

    My 14 year old friend would wake up every morning and do a hand washing ritual. She was so quickly termed with Obsessive Compulsive Behavior.

    She was... More.

  • Alive I Dedicate To You

    By Emily Stern

    March 31, 2011 | 5:41 am

    By Emily Stern

    For Alive I Dedicate to You.

    If I were to trap you,
    and change you and name you,
    what could you ever blame me for doing?

    How could... More.

  • Microcosms in the Alley Way

    By Emily Stern

    March 26, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    To Go There: Little Red Riding Hood
    by Emily Stern

        our conversations are cyclical that i would need a magnifying gladness of hindsight to see... More.

  • Lightened

    By Emily Stern

    January 14, 2011 | 5:25 am

    Taste Of Holiness
    by Emily Stern

    I heard that in the garden there is a tree that grows challah.

    She plays my heart and her song she prays.
    living... More.

  • Debbie Friedman

    By Emily Stern

    January 11, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    “And the women dancing with their timbrels follow Miriam as she sang a song, Sing a song to the One whom we’ve exalted! Miriam and the women dance and... More.

  • Lion

    By Emily Stern

    December 28, 2010 | 10:10 am

    Written by Emily Stern 2010
    after visiting Nishmat, a prospective Torah learning environment.
    In Honor of Rebbe Akiva and the Concept of
    ריבה... More.

  • Flame

    By Emily Stern

    December 19, 2010 | 4:07 am

    Joyous friend, joyous ocean,
    all the world can hear you.
    All the beings on this planet all the worlds of this world
    finger puppets, dinner guests, dancing... More.

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