Today's offerings are for your ears, not your eyes.
First: the Yom Kippur offering. I was not feeling the sermon I had written. So I abandoned it in the moment and extemporized. (Eventually some of what I had written about came back in, but more authentically.) In this talk, I wonder what it would be like to imagine ourselves as unfinished rather than broken, the world as a work in progress rather than something that needs some final and unattainable fixing. As a bonus, beautiful music from that night. A recording of Danny Maseng's gorgeous "Elohai N'tzor," sung by Rachel Friedman, Annemarie Goslow and my brother-in-law Doron Hovav, accompanied on guitar by Lorenzo Valensi. Click here.
Then, my 90-minute conversation last month with singer, activist and hero Holly Near. A high-spirited evening, poignant and delightful. Worth listening just to hear Holly's deep and wonderful laughter, after we all imagine her to be 24/7 serious. Click here.
Wishing us all a year of healing, acting, and knowing where we stand.