Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hanukkah Night 1, 5776 - Reviving Hope

Text by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen
Photos by Gabi Mezger

dark emotions lurk in our hearts
heaviness weighs down our souls
the night stretches on
           interminably;
we cannot see
we are lost

hope fades
         




but the picture is incomplete

a candle burns
piercing the darkness




anticipating dawn




reviving hope
























carrying us forward
into the new day


Rabbi Katy Allen is a board certified chaplain and serves as a Nature Chaplain and the Facilitator of One Earth Collaborative, a program of Open Spirit. She is the founder and rabbi of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, which holds services outdoors all year long. She is the co-founder and President pro-tem of the Boston-based Jewish Climate Action Network. She received her ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in 2005. 

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