August 12, 2020 •
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Jessica F. Epstein
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The Sukkah

It sits in a dusty corner of the garage, usually covered by tomato cages and sometimes stray fertilizer granules. It’s bundled up, a nondescript piece of canvas and a bunch of pipes, a few slightly bent. Nearby there’s a cardboard box of tangled lights in...

Hagar: Alive, Dead, Reborn

Did she come all this way only to sit in the desert and die without pity? A few days ago she was full of life, treasured and adored by Abraham. Pride of place was hers. She was the mother of his oldest son, Ishmael. Elevated above a being a mere handmaiden to her...

I’m Not Ready

I’m not ready. The truth is, I’m never ready. Whether the New Year comes early, late, or right on time, the simple fact is there is never enough time. There is never enough time to turn myself inside out. There is never enough time to move out of the...

The Garden

The Garden Gardening is about moments. The holy moment when seed sprouts leaves and begins to feel its way to sun. When red dagger peony stems break frozen free and arc toward future fragrance. Fading always, something alive And living always, something fading. And...
Temple B'nai Abraham...Socially Distant but Spiritually Close! Stay safe & well!

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