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Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 10/28/14 at 7PM EST for a conversation with poet, editor, chaplain and creative writing professor Martha Serpas. Serpas is... Read More
I had been in Rwanda for a month, tracing the footsteps of the genocide in the ten thousand hills. This was my last morning, alone in the genocide museum near Kigali. The perfect... Read More
When I studied Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, my teacher Jason Shulman told us about the Hebrew word yesh. One way to translate the word is simply as “there is” or “there... Read More
Join featured authors Doreen Virtue, Reid Tracy, and Nancy Levin for an action-packed weekend in San Francisco for this year's The Writer's Workshop. The event, which takes place... Read More
When I studied Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, my teacher Jason Shulman told us about the Hebrew word yesh. One way to translate the word is simply as “there is” or “there are.” But a yesh is also seen as something in opposition to ayin, or the nothingness from which the world emanates. So, as Jason explained, a yesh is something that solidifies. It may be a chair, a table… or it may be an idea, a belief, a prejudice. In my thinking, yesh (and the word is both singular and plural) are what lead us to stereotype others and see them through the eyes of prejudice. Yesh don't allow room for ambivalence or chaos—the stuff that IS life's richness and beauty. Mostly, I think, we hold onto yesh for... Read More
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