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The Baal Shem Tov

The Baal Shem Tov One might, in turn, believe and not believe in reincarnation, in order to say, “next life, I’d do it happier,” and then embrace this one.

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Flight Mode

The only things real are grief and joy. As seagulls try out wheelies in the sky between blacktops, my children earn their wings on toys that were a history lesson when I was young. I leave my cell on mute, … Continue reading

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In Defense of Ice Cream as a Spiritual Practice

In Defense of Ice Cream as a Spiritual Practice First of all, ice cream is utterly destructive to the body. Let go of all the brittle little lies about calcium; please don’t talk to me of endorphins’ role in stress … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: The Man in the Ice Cream Truck

I don’t want to sound paranoid but the man in the ice cream truck has been following me my entire life. He waits for months at a stretch, keeping his truck in cold storage until I least expect it, or … Continue reading

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A room in my heart

Lord, I have prepared a little room in my heart for the child who is the light of the world. Nothing fancy: there’s hay everywhere, I’m afraid, and beneath the mess, the stone hasn’t been polished at all. You know, … Continue reading

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The only pertinent theological question

The only pertinent theological question is, if you follow God, chase God madly, get on your knees, stretch out your arms, reach for God, lift God up, and tickle Her, will She giggle? May heaven and earth, once joined, resound … Continue reading

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