Oct 11, 2017
Our Assorted Sukkos Sentiments
Photos by Shimi Kutner

Poem by Chana Perman: "Here's to the many sorts: The thick or thin-skinned, the spineless or spine-ful..."

By Chana Perman

Here's to the many sorts
The thick or thin-skinned
The spineless or spine-ful
Fragrant or not
Green eyed (or minded)

Banded together
We are a mighty force
We are shaken
But we bow - never crack
We are far-flung
Foreign winds howl
Into our world-weary ears

But, like the incorrigible lulav
And its sturdy esrog partner
We stand proud, upright
Looking upward
And inward

The sukkah houses our true selves
A temporary yet forever permanence
The soul understands best.

Chana Perman holds a master’s degree in special education and has been in the field of education for over twenty-five years. Her writing has been featured on Chabad.org, Canadian Jewish News, Jewish Press and COLlive.com.

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Very beautifully expressed
Thank you.
(10/11/2017 12:56:21 PM)
Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!
(10/14/2017 11:36:32 PM)
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