Thoughts upon visiting the Ohel of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Here is where our prayers overflow
Here is where there is so much more than we can know
Here is where we hear both thunderous and hushed sounds
Here is where most precious memories abound
Here is where we pause and connect
Here is where we reminisce and reflect
Here is where we plead and demand
Here is where hope and heartbreak hold hands
Here is where past, present, future intertwine
Here is where heart grapples with mind
Here is where we kindle spiritual fire
Here is where we stand: awestruck, inspired
Here is where we cry – yet one day we will rejoice
With the ultimate Redemption
As one mighty voice.

About the Author
Chana holds an M.S. in Special Education. Her innovative poems, essays and lectures reflect two and a half decades of experience working with students of all ages and abilities. Chana's writing has been published on, as well as in The Canadian Jewish News, The Jewish Press, and AMI. As a longtime volunteer with the Friendship Circle, Chana was recognised by the Ontario Legislature for “bringing a smile to the faces of children with special needs.” Although Chana 's "heart is in the east" she currently lives with her with her family in Toronto.