Friday, December 07, 2007

576. Rededication

This is the Shabbat of rededication and dreams--Hanukkah and Parashat Miketz, in which Joseph imagines cows, ears of grain, and good and bad fortune for the land of Egypt. At services this evening the rabbi asked us to think of a dream that didn't arrive randomly in the night--one we created willingly and purposefully, of the sort that can't predict but will determine the future just the same. Close your eyes, he suggested, and rededicate that dream, re-light its candle. Maybe it got lost in the darkness. Bring it back to the light.

I had too many of these to fit in a minute, so picked one: May anything broken within me be made whole. Wishing everyone who reads this a Shabbat Shalom--a day of rest, completeness, and peace.


Babz Rawls Ivy said...

Happy Holidays.
Wishing you all the best this holiday season. I think you are a very talented blogger. You bring the Jewish faith to an audience in way that is sacred and faithful.

alto artist said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I continue to be so moved and inspired by your blog (and am remiss for not commenting!). Wishing you all the best for Christmas and beyond, as well.