When you remove books from the equation,
the nation of the book only wavers somewhat
Because oral lessons of each generation
can maintain a Jewish soul stalwart.
And when enemies kill those who teach,
the new generation is ignorant , but yet
Jewish spirituality stays beyond reach
the Jewish soul emerges triumphant.
A thirst, a yearning, a dedication
Etched within our soul
An indelible spiritual connection.
Each soul, each man another virtual link
Written in our hearts, etched in neural synapses
A nation of the book, the book is not of ink.
Embedded deeply within
Is where the letters are written.
Author Shaina Medwed quotes one of her teachers who told her that “when a Jewish person meditates long enough, they start burping up matzo balls.” How many accounts abound of folks so far off the path of our tradition, so far removed from any education, suddenly feeling and knowing the Almighty. Talk about invisible ink suddenly becoming legible once held to the heat and light!