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
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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