Hanukkah Night 8, 5776 – Seeing in Detail
Text by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen Photos by Gabi Mezger
Eight lights burning,
sending out light,
sending out heat –
the hanukkiah is full.
May our hearts be full as well,
allowing us to see
both the pain
and the beauty
of the world.
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.