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"If You Come to My House, I Will Come to Yours": The Invitation of Rabbi Eliezer

Speechless space dweller-
Are you still in the synagogues and study houses?
Or in the silences that do not utter your name?
Do you still reveal yourself in minyan?
Or do you unmask in the quiet corners and unfamiliar streets of our own hidden longing?

For once, do not lead me.
But come to me.
This solitary party.
This congregation of one.
Find me in the emptying,
In the absence of clutter and noise.

Make yourself known to me.
And as you enter my home,
know I will exit.
Making that long trek yonder.
To yours. 

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