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Rachel Barenblat
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Rabbi, writer, chaplain, mom.
Rabbi, writer, chaplain, mom.

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New on Velveteen Rabbi: a post about being attuned to the rhythms of the year.

"One season leads to the next, one holiday leads to the next, and every period of activity is balanced by stillness. // And the stillness is part of the pattern. The stillness, too, is holy..."

http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/05/attuned-to-the-rhythm.html
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New on Velveteen Rabbi: what it means (to me) to have beloveds, and to be beloved.

http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/05/i-carry-it-in-my-heart.html
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New on Velveteen Rabbi: a love poem to Torah - for Shavuot.

...the longer I know him
the more beautiful he becomes...

http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/05/a-new-poem-for-shavuot.html
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New on Velveteen Rabbi: the final #Omer poem -- shared in honor of R' Elliot​ Ginsburg who opened up for me the Hasidic text which inspired today's poem.

The first seder, he said, is like
an airlift to the top of the mountain.
The matzah, the singing, the egg
dipped in salt water—all mnemonics
for the journey you haven't yet taken....

http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/05/day-49-of-the-omer.html
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New on Velveteen Rabbi:  today's #Omer poem --

...Your Intended brought
the ketubah, all six hundred
and thirteen detailed instructions...

http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/05/day-48-of-the-omer.html
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New on Velveteen Rabbi: today's #Omer poem --

On the third new moon after leaving Egypt
    we entered the wilderness at Sinai and camped
        by the mountain...

http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/05/day-47-of-the-omer.html
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New on Velveteen Rabbi: today's #Omer poem --

Today is the י, the seed
from which the rest of the Name
grows, the still point
before breath, the pregnant pause...

http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/05/day-46-of-the-omer.html
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New on Velveteen Rabbi: today's #Omer poem --

Today's a good day to intercede with God.
Don't let sheepishness hold you back...

http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/05/day-45-of-the-omer.html
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New on Velveteen Rabbi: today's #Omer poem --

Don't bend down like the willow
trailing her fingertips in the pool...

http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/05/day-44-of-the-omer.html
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