Israel Reclaimed

We have been traumatized. 

October 7th pushed us into the realm 

of thought, 
of argument,
of sides.
That pit in the bottom of our gut,
the stone of separation, 
is begging for hearts to be
breathed into softening 
even as our thoughts have lined up 
to take us into battle. 
Israel has been made to feel unsafe 
in the very body of Israel. 
The existential threat 
has cast us to the furthest reaches
away from our center. 
Prayer, the journey of transcendence, 
is paradoxical – 
through individual bodies,


We leave our bodies 
in order to become
one collective body.
Prayer, the sacred blessing where 
all our limbs can be rewoven
returning us into our whole.
the act
of our 


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