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A Jew Rests

By: Michael Walden A Jew rests,

steps blessed into the aisle,
Photo by Sydney Gould. Michael Walden on a Livnot hike.

Photo by Sydney Gould.
Michael Walden on a Livnot hike.

dressed in Shabbos best and cannot contain a smile
without denial; chest out to face his bride
in the style of Jews from Tzfat to world-wide
It’s a celebration, and
when you ask him what it means
he’ll say,
“the culmination of two thousand years of dreams.”
And when a watcher wonders of this global situation,
global Jewish celebration,
on this Friday occasion,
The explanation
is
just one of our hope
one born of our smoke
because
we’re
both
two
souls.AbbyGelb Tzfat to the sea
seeking the answer, thus
just wondering if this world was meant for us
but
the marriage begins
a Jew in motion returns to rest
knows he’s passed the test
passed from this world to the next
and so the pen arrests
coming to full stop
de-animated by the pleasure of Shabbat.
Meir Paltiel
Meir Paltiel
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Originally from Syracuse, NY, Meir received his BA in American History and Political Science from Tulane University and his MS in Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He arrived in Israel in 1992, served in the Nahal Infantry Unit before moving to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu. On Kibbutz, Meir was Assistant Manager of the... Read More