Courage, Home, Hope, Judaism, Miracles, Questions


Why did they bind her?
Wasn’t it enough
to pull her away from the Wall
to gag her singing voice
to push her to the floor
to strip away her clothing
but they had to shackle
her legs
and impose an order
that she couldn’t go home
couldn’t be who she is
for a month, too?
Why the shackles,
the extra restraints?
Because without them
she would run back
despite their bullying
she would lead
the women in song
once again
and they would have to see
once again
how weak they are
not being able to stand
to bear the ecstasy
the glory of
half of God’s creation.
But God calls her back
to sing
and Loves to hear
her voice.


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