Tradition & Innovation

Loosening Our Hair: Queering Upshirin

little boy with curly hair and kippah
may the strength that flowed through the untamed and flung off locks of our ancestors
flow through your locks here today
and whenever you feel the need to be loosened or to be unconditionally held,
may you rise to meet yourself and others
with heart and soul uncovered
that the blanket of tradition becomes an endless sky
from which to draw to your glory
and the glorious body of all creation
amen, selah
amen, selah


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