The third blessing of the Amidah speaks of kedusha, holiness. What does it mean to be holy, or to say that God is holy? What might angels, or our bodies, have to do with it? How about the planet, the cosmos, the elegance of mathematics? Does holiness have a “where”?
This offering emerges out of these questions and more. This offering also arises during continuing war between Israel and Hamas. The prayer, worry, and grief in which our hearts continue to steep shapes our sense of holiness too, and our yearning for holiness, whatever it might be.
How to use this offering: Pray these in community or on your own. Add pages from the PDF to photocopied handouts, or add slides from the slide deck to services. Make one of the slides the desktop background on your computer, or use some of the art as wallpaper for your phone. Share the prayer-poems with others. Write your own prayer-poem in response, and pray that. (Or use them in some other way — and tell us what works for you.) In short: we hope you’ll use these in whatever way will best enable these words and images to speak to and for your heart.
This offering features work by Trisha Arlin, R. Rachel Barenblat, Mike Cockrill, Sherrill Cropper, Joanne Fink, R. Sonja Keren Pilz, Steve Silbert, and R. David Zaslow.
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(The above link will prompt you to make your own copy of the slides, which you can then integrate with other digital offerings as you wish.)
This collection features work by Trisha Arlin, R. Rachel Barenblat, Mike Cockrill, Sherrill Cropper, Joanne Fink, R. Sonja Keren Pilz, Steve Silbert, and R. David Zaslow. Find our bios on the Builder Biographies page.