Shabbat evening, Friday, October 26, 2018. I am sitting in the stone-floored lobby of my synagogue, afloat in music, feeling my week’s tension being carried away on a wave.
Leonard Cohen’s melody for “Hallelujah” is being transformed and elevated as we fill it with the words of “Lecha Dodi,” welcoming the Shabbat Queen. I remember the exact moment at which I felt the release, the peace of letting go of everything that vexed me:
Rav lach shevet b’emek habacha – “You have dwelled too long in the valley of tears.” Read More