Meshugge, Meshugge


Not long ago in my Kabbalah class, the Rabbi was explaining how

complicated our lives can seem and even though we might like

to be studying Torah, we have to make a living and be in the

marketplace and are busy raising a family, and all the other

things that humans have to do to survive. He then said, it’s

all Meshugge,meshugge and maybe you get one hour of Torah.

He also was explaining the Kabbalistic concept that everything

we do in this world, has an effect in the other worlds.

This struck me as so profound and he put his finger on the way

I had been feeling that week that I went home and wrote a poem.

So the Meshugge phrase belongs to the Rabbi, the rest is me 🙂

Meshugge in case you don’t know is a Yiddish word that means

“crazy” or “confused”

Move one Stone

Meshugge, meshugge,

and one hour of Torah.

Sweat, tears, pain.

Joy, laughter, rain.

Move one stone,

change the universe.

Meshugge, meshugge,

and one hour of Torah.

Empty space, waiting, crying.

The exquisite pause before the. . .

Move one letter,

change the universe.

Meshugge, meshugge,

and one hour of Torah.

Anger, decay, death.

Enlightenment, bliss, breath.

Move one handful of water,

change the universe.

Meshugge, meshugge,

and one hour of Torah.

D’vorah Davida

2002