Hanukkah Night 5, 5776 – Sparks

Text by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen

Photos by Gabi Mezger


A spark of Mystery

burns within every single human being,

 Gama lake trees and me

and within every part and parcel

of Creation,

 Acadia green marsh

Acadia gray boulder

Gama blue water reflections

and every one of those sparks is different.

 VT multicolor cropped 

All of the sparks are needed

for shleimut –

for total healing,


 for Oneness.

 Glacier blue sky cropped 

What is the essence of your spark? 

 Acadia orange flower cropped

Acadia pink flower cropped

Gama orange mushroom and green cropped branch rotated

Gama blue flower cropped

Gama orange mushroom and green cropped orange

Acadia branch and sky 

 Rabbi Katy Allen is a board certified chaplain and serves as an Eco-Chaplain and the Facilitator of One Earth Collaborative, a program of Open Spirit. She is the founder and rabbi of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope, which holds services outdoors all year long. She is the co-founder and President pro-tem of the Boston-based Jewish Climate Action Network, and a hospice chaplain. She received her ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in 2005. 

  Gabi Mezger photographs wherever she goes.


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