Ayala Weinberg
Ayala Weinberg
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“brought on by a simple twist of fate ” – bob dylan

This has turned the world around.

Some say it is a reset

or maybe we were caught up in the frenzy

We put our own into the hands of others

And we then neglected our own.

We needed to have  more faith in  home.

We now know what the sanctuary of home is all about.

We are keenly aware of the gifts that were given to us.

Our families

Our teachers

Our front line caregivers

Our soldiers

Our freedoms

Our food, resources , connectivity, and so much more.

For those who have the luxury

We are busy mixing cocktails and cakes

We are all ” Zooming ” in place

We are getting to know a new life

” brought on by a simple twist of fate ”

I wrote a short piece  a few weeks ago reflecting some feelings   I was having by week two of sheltering:

” Just a little more ”

And now we ache

For the soldier stationed far from his home

For the person fighting cancer and has to be socially alone

For the widow and widower

For the divorced

For the weary caregivers at the end of a shift

And now we ache

For the precious elders of our towns

For the orphans through war or life itself

For those who face loss

For the disabled challenged to get around


And now we ache

Just a little more


More compassionate we will be

Tasting these pieces of humanity


We will understand

And we ache

Just a little more

Then when we were free

– a.m. weinberg

as many begin to step out again, let us take the messages with us

About the Author
I was an interior designer for 25 years and had a parallel path in leadership in the Baltimore Jewish community. I spent a fair number of years as a proud lay leader in an amazing outreach organization called Shoresh . I am involved in leadership and development ,mentoring ,and coaching.., non profit development and consulting and program development I am dedicated to the Jewish community both in North America and in Israel ,and am involved in all things Israel, primarily from an educational perspective. I have a passion for writing and blogging, and have a cooking site called : The Spirited Cuisine I developed, run, and coordinate a program - both supported by the CJE,, Macks Center of Education as part of the Associated Baltimore Jewish Federation, and supported by the IAC , Israel America Center. It is called C~3/ Erev Yisraeli . Coffee .Cooking.Conversation. Connecting Israelis and Americans within the community for experiential gatherings to journey through Israel via food, wine, conversation, poetry, and more. At the end of the day, my roots in Israel are very deep. It is the place, the hub the center,The conversation.- our home. And I most enjoy inspiring and cultivating that love and connection in others .
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