Bruce Black is the author of Writing Yoga (Rodmell Press/Shambhala) and editorial director of The Jewish Writing Project. He received his BA from Columbia University and his MFA from Vermont College. His work has appeared in Poetica, Elephant Journal, Blue Lyra Review, Tiferet Journal, The Jewish Literary Journal, Mindbodygreen, LA Yoga, OM Yoga, Yogi Times, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and elsewhere. He lives in Sarasota, FL.
This original poem touches on faith and belief in God - and discovering the courage to acknowledge the power of prayer.
"You won’t smell soup cooking yet / or cake or kugel or tzimmes baking / on the day before Passover."
Until a few months ago, I felt safe whenever I stepped into our temple. But then the massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation occurred, and I was asked to guard our temple’s front door.
Beyond the Shadows is Glickman Lauder’s stance against injustice. Perhaps her work will inspire you to take a stand against injustice, too.