Author: Anastassia Zinke

Let’s Make a Sabbath of this Pandemic

Photo by Aaron Burden

Lynn Unger’s poem Pandemic invites us to meet the current coronavirus pandemic with a spiritual response, grounded in Sabbath practices:

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and … read more.

What We Say Matters

A banner produced by our Unitarian Universalist Association

As individuals and as a community, we have placed import on expressing our values. With this end in mind, and not without discussion or thoughtfulness, congregants pitched in to purchase the above banner, produced by our Unitarian Universalist … read more.

No One Should Be Next

When I was about eight, my brother was shot. He was walking
in Boston, and got caught in some crossfire. He was in college then, and when
he came home over the summer some months later, he was walking with a cane still.
He let me run my … read more.

May Nothing Evil Cross This Door

Our gray
hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition,
opens with a ward of protection:

My home’s mezuzah.

May nothing evil cross this door, and may ill fortune never pry about these windows;

and may ill fortune never pry about these windows;

may
the roar and rain go by.

These words of … read more.