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Poem | The space between us

Yes, the space between us is scary.
It is odd and at odds,
an area unoccupied where all things exist.
But the space between us is also liminal,
a threshold between old and new.

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And so, in this space anything is possible:
to grow without gathering,
to connect without congregating,
to create without convening.

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Which means the space between is sacred.

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Yes, the space between us is scary.
But scared and sacred are so close —
and we need to make space for both.

Yes, the space between us is scary. But scared and sacred are so close -- and we need to make space for both.

Rabbi Jessica Minnen


Rabbi Jessica Minnen is the Director of Jewish Learning at OneTable. She is a sought after educator who has led workshops for numerous Jewish organizations, synagogues, and smaller communal organizations from Berkeley to the Berkshires.

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