Word Solace

Rose Mallinger

The final resting place for Rose Mallinger, one of 11 killed in the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Credit Jeff Swensen/Getty Images.

… Jewish prayer is not primarily personal or spontaneous. It is communal reading. Public recitations of ancient words, scripts compiled centuries ago and nearly identical in every synagogue in the world. A lot of those words are about exactly this.

(Dara Horn, “American Jews Know How This Story Goes,” NYTimes, 11-2-18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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