December 2, 2009


Rabbi Trugman formerly served as Regional Director of NCSY in Denver, Colorado. He and his wife Rachel now live in Eretz Yisrael, where they have founded Ohr Chadash, a Jewish educational and outreach organization.

Bar Yochai

By Avraham Arieh Trugman

In your cave at night
secrets hover like angels
looking for a friend.

You sit by your candle
and spin a web of connection,
unity of worlds barely perceived,

Piercing through galaxies
light years away,
river flowing down
of heavenly dew.

And you anoint with thought
the eternal soul,
that graces for a moment
its dwelling place below.