Issues 14:05 Dare We Hope?

In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos
Topics: vaysechvoos
Author: Susan Perlman

In the little shtetl of Vaysechvoos, a young man was hurrying home to prepare for Rosh Hashanah when he was accosted by two hooligans, beaten and robbed and left in the alley he had used for a shortcut. He was angry with the forces that ordained that life should be what it is, so he…

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Dare We Hope?

How do we find personal hope in God?

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Invited (or, Ode for Diogenes)
Topics: poetry, hope

I wake up in the morning And put on my cynical shirt Button my cynical buttons Straighten my cynical tie And march out with my lantern1 to the marketplace. I sit in my cynical box,2 and wait A woman approaches me A glass in her hand Half-full or empty, she asks? I shrug, who cares?…

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