Results for: Esther Cohen

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September 13, 2015

For the Jewish High Holy Days, two poems by Esther Cohen paired with photography from Matthew Septimus. They offer words that sound like music, and postcards that become visual prayers and emblems of hope.

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April 7, 2015

What do we mean when we use the word freedom? Matthew Septimus and Esther Cohen celebrate the many Haggadah possibilities with a poem and a picture.

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April 5, 2015

For this third day of Passover, Matthew Septimus and Esther Cohen celebrate the many possibilities with a poem and a picture.

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December 23, 2014

Forgiveness is at the center of the connection between history and the future. For the final night of Hanukkah, poet Esther Cohen and photographer Matthew Septimus offer this postcard for your reflection.

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December 21, 2014

On night six of Hanukkah, poet Esther Cohen and photographer Matthew Septimus light a candle to the woman who lives fully and dances with the valleys.

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December 18, 2014

“People prefer winners and losers. Maccabees rising against Greeks.” The third photo-poem in our series from Matthew Septimus and Esther Cohen on the stories of success we tell each other.

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December 16, 2014

The first of eight vignettes by photographer Matthew Septimus and poet Esther Cohen on holy people and holy places that transcend the ordinary.

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September 23, 2017

Perspectives on hope, juxtaposed and overlapped, and action — including stories on veterans and volunteerism, Titus Kaphar’s TED talk on amending our monuments, and a constellation forms around Krista’s conversation with Junot Diaz.

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April 22, 2017

A lesson on gilding our flaws; the fresh air of the Easter and Passover season; a visual tour of a haunting ritual; and Brené Brown’s encouragement for those who are done with fear.

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October 4, 2016

The human experience is rife with messiness and frustration, especially in our relationships with others and with ourselves. Trent Gilliss shares thoughts on embracing the turmoil and finding ways to grow from it.

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December 15, 2015

A dispatch from Austria as our team interview Br. David Steindl-Rast in the Alpine setting of St. Gilgen, a contemplation on the quiet character of Advent, and reminders for us to continue seeking light where we can as Hanukkah comes to a close.

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December 13, 2015

For the final night of Hanukkah, a poem brought on by Allen Ginsberg.

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December 12, 2015

The penultimate night celebrates getting older and the embers within.

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December 11, 2015

Finding the light isn’t difficult if you find the kindness that stands before you in the face of someone you may never have met. A poem for Hanukkah.

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December 10, 2015

Just past the midpoint of the festival of lights, a glowing reminder that people sometimes say no.

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December 9, 2015

The light of Hanukkah can be found in the voice. A postcard on the fondness of listening and the musical warmth of words.

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December 8, 2015

Sometimes a poem offers insight into a dream or an event in the news. And sometimes it’s about the everyday thing that never occurs.

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December 7, 2015

To round out the second day of Hanukkah, a poem on bringing the light through the art of asking.

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December 6, 2015

Our first postcard from Hanukkah reminds us of the importance of light, and to find it wherever we can: in strangers, in family, in friends.

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May 11, 2015

A weekly roundup of the many things surfacing and playing out in the world with some of our favorite writers and thinkers.

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May 9, 2015

What unites us all is that we all have mothers. A poet traces the path of her life through her Rumanian grandmother and the women who followed.

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April 15, 2015

Can there be and should there be Holocaust poetry? A poet investigates the need for memory and retelling through a series of ekphrastic poems for Yom HaShoah.

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April 7, 2015

Points of beauty and perspective to mark the holy week, including a stirring rendition of Blake’s “Jerusalem,” a favorite essay on the woman at the heart of Easter Sunday, musings on yoga spirituality for atheists, the opposite of shame, the need for gentleness, the insights of dependence, and the adventure of being born baffled.

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April 6, 2015

Holidays like Passover create occasions for encounter, however strange they may be. And those encounters may lead to friendships that create new possibilities.

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December 22, 2014

In a season filled with joy and angst, reflections on rethinking tradition, being a light for others, and wading through the giving conundrum. Plus, a map that will suck you in for hours, a reflection on the courage to hope in the face of despair, and a call to embrace others’ truths over being right.

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