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Hallelujah

Hallelujah
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor For the love of God,
for the love of People,
for Love itself... please,
please,
please... don't wait.
Live fully.
Live now.
Love emphatically.
Love freely. And, dear friends,
where Love is challenged by hate,
love harder by being softer.
This is the way. Hallelujah.#loveistheway #love #heart #soul #life #inspiration #god #humanrace #Hope #hallelujah

What Do We Do Now?

Rest Will Come Later: A Faithful American Intention

Rest Will Come Later: A Faithful American Intention
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor

this new reality threatens
a great undoing
abandonment
descent

but

our faiths
our country
our families
our values
our neighbors
they all call

so

no time
for hopelessness

so

instead
we will
          stand
                    choose                                commit                                            hope

we will choose to hope,
as did those before us:

We will remember
that “the sovereign power
of all civil authority
is founded in the consent
of the people.  (Roger Williams)”

We will “hold
God and people
in one thought at one time,
at all times,
suffer harm done to others,
make compassion our greatest passion,
and make our greatest strengths love and defiance of despair.
(Abraham Joshua Heschel, adapted)”

We will be “a nation
that extends care, compassion, and concern
to those who are locked up and locked out
or headed for prison  before they are old enough to vote.
(Michelle Alexander) ”

We will be “dedicated  to the great task remain…

Two Songs

Rain

Rain (c) Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Thank You for the Rain, for a gift that can't be held.
Precious Life slips through trembling open closed clenched caressing hands but its flow, its flow, the joy of its touch...
it always slips through,  but o' the rapture of its holy touch...
lingering droplets of life on the ground, in the trees, in my hair,  in my eyes...
Thank You for the Rain for a sound that brings  instant memory of a force beyond ourselves.
purifying, drenching, pounding, carrying away, burrowing deep into the forgotten depths an earth that can feel so barren, into a world thirsty for Love...
thank You for the Rain.
Please, please, please... please let it rain some more.

Despite it All

Despite it All
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor

no matter what
despite it all
even as we break
we breathe

no matter what
despite it all
even when breathing is harder
we hope

no matter what
despite it all
even when hope falters
we love

so
no matter what
despite it all
we breathe
we hope
we love

Slow down. Breathe. Let Shabbat In.