We are Witnesses
Witnesses are we to the possibilities within the universe
to the potentialities within and between us.
Witnesses are we to the unity, oneness
of God’s universe.
Witnesses are we to the capacity of men, women and children
to join hearts and hands and bind the severed fabric of our lives.
Witnesses are we to the indescribable joys of
wholeness, the healing of togetherness,
the hope of oneness.
Witnesses are we before God and humanity that only in the embrace of togetherness is the tear mended and the fragments made whole.
-Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis
50 years Valley Beth Shalom, has collected poetry, stories and meditations to celebrate the High Holidays. This year I’m posting daily some of the best from the archive.