Jewish Journal

More Amazing Than I Am

By Emily Stern

September 5, 2011 | 11:39 pm

by Emily Stern
Motzi Shabbos, Elul, Pre Rosh Hashana 2010

How Silly I am to ever ask my purpose as if I am a period at the... More.

  • Gather

    By Emily Stern

    August 7, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    there are words for things,

    somethings, that in their coarse separation, like water, become a substance separate from the particle of dust that uplifts... More.


    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... 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.

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