Shabbat shalom

Image of synagogue at sundown

“It is a taste of that time after time when the Messiah will come, for each Sabbath brings with it a morsel of the sweet respite of that longed-for timelessness in the week’s portion that comes around as surely as the earth revolves around the sun and the stars spin in the sky, marking the heavens with vowel points and cantilation marks the angels know how to read.”
David R. Slavitt, The Book of Lamentations (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) 53.


About HAT

Heather Thiessen (HAT) is a happily married 60-ish, Bible-reading, Presbyterian Church Sunday School teaching and choir singing, small fuel efficient car driving, still pretty much 2nd wave feminist and generally out lesbian Hoosier mom. (There are no monochrome states.) From time to time she teaches religious studies to students at a small liberal arts college in Louisville, Kentucky.
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