Sunlight streaming through thin trees in a forest
Sunlight streaming through thin trees in a forest

I found G?!d through the words of the poet Mary Oliver. She came to me in the summer of 2018 as this city kid expanded their love for nature, working at a farm camp for teens. When I first read her lines “Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it,” I immediately felt that these were instructions for living a specifically Jewish life (from “Sometimes” in Red Bird). The practice of paying attention to everything with a blessing of astonishment, out loud, feels quintessentially Jewish. Her prolific body of work chronicling the wonders of nature and…

Léah Miller

Léah's an incoming first year rabbinical student at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. They love knitting, running lights in dusty theatres, and nerding out.

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