Tag: grief

What Tahara Can Teach Us

During a Tahara, the Jewish ritual for sanctifying a body after death, we wash the body in a continuous stream of water, we engage in spacious silence, and we recite words which affirm the inherent goodness of every soul, every life an entire world.

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I am sitting shmira – / Guarding the memories of the dead / until they are returned / to their families embrace.

A Guide to Navigating Grief…

“All that I have learned from my 15 years of living with very personal, profound loss as a person who was 30 years old when faced with that loss—and trying to figure out how to live a life.”

What Magic Is Ours?

You can’t make a voodoo doll, I repeat. It isn’t our magic to use. I think of the magic that should be ours to use, instead. The faith we should have in our mezuzot and our medicine. A magic based on belief in the good.

Today I Will Eat Ashes

Connection destroyed at the expense of productivity, culture at the expense of assimilation.