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Israel Reclaimed 



We have been traumatized. 



October 7th pushed us into the realm 


Of thought, 


Of argument,


Of sides.



That pit in the bottom of our gut,


The stone of separation, 


Is begging for hearts to be


Breathed into softening 


Even as our thoughts have lined up 


To take us into battle. 



Israel has been made to feel unsafe 


In the very body of Israel. 



The existential threat 


Has cast us to the furthest reaches


Away from our center. 



Prayer, the journey of transcendence, 


Is paradoxical - 


Through individual bodies,


We leave our bodies 


In order to become


One collective body.



Prayer, the sacred blessing where 


All our limbs can be rewoven


Returning us into our whole.



Prayer,


The act


Of our 


Reclamation. 



Tiferet Welch


1 Comment


What a perfectly painful and poignant poem! It reaches deeply into my heart and soul. Thank you so much Tiferet.

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