Day 30: Tiferet b’ Hod

Tiferet of Hod

by Judith E. Felsen

Just as the winds of earth carry Your seeds to scatter

so did Your servant Jacob bring the seeds of Torah to distant lands

carrying the message of Your embedded light to all.

Today the force of Torah, mitzvot, prayer encircles earth as does the wind

awaiting harness and our yoke, embodiment of beauty

and Your will through every choice.

Like Jacob, may I flow as wind, now channeled by Your laws,

directed by Your will, and empowered by Your might

bringing harmony and light to sites of darkness.

May the beauty of an open mind, willing heart, bended knee

and love’s devotion carry me aloft upon Your winds

in service as one who sows the seeds of all Your harvests.


Am I willing to allow myself to let the winds of “that which is meant to be” guide my path?

Am I willing to develop myself by harmonizing lovingkindness and discernment to become a more effective emissary of Torah’s peace?


Am I willing today to embody right thinking in compassionate action to crack shells/defenses of darkness so that “the light comes through”?

As a child of Israel, am I willing to accept this as my purpose here on earth?

Rabbi Katy Z. Allen is the founder and leader of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, a congregation without walls that meets outdoors all year long. She is the co-convener and President pro-tem of the Boston-area Jewish Climate Action Network, and the founder of the One Earth Collaborative, a program of Open Spirit in Framingham, MA.
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