Ritualwell

Tradition & Innovation
Powered By The Reconstructionist Movement

A Woman’s Meditation

By Ruth F. Brin, z”l

When men were children, they thought of God as a
       Father;
When men were slaves, they thought of God as a
       Master;
When men were subjects, they thought of God as a
       King.
But I am a woman, not a slave, not a subject,
not a child who longs for God as father or mother.

I might imagine God as teacher or friend, but those
       Images,
like king, master, father or mother, are too small for
       me now.

God is the force of motion and light in the universe;
God is the strength of life on our planet;
God is the power moving us to do good;
God is the source of love springing up in us.
God is far beyond what we can comprehend.

From Ruth F. Brin, HARVEST: Collected Poems and Prayers, The Reconstructionist Press, New York, 1986. Used by permission of the estate of Ruth F. Brin, z”l. 

Poem

Support Ritualwell by Donating on Giving Tuesday


Please consider donating to Ritualwell and help us reach our goal of $1,000!

Your donations pay for:

$18 is the average cost of purchasing a professional photo to use on our website
$36 pays for editing one new piece of content for the site
$75 allows us to pay for one blog post by a known liturgist, contributor to the Jewish community, or other unique voice
$100 pays to keep our website live and secure for one week
$100 pays for targeted ads on social media so we can reach new followers.

(Fun fact: our social media has attracted followers from more than 10 countries outside the United States)

Give Today!