Stories, essays and poetry
by Carol, Rose   

Holocaust memorial poems  

They are from my book Behind The Blue Gate

Three poems here

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum

A tribute to Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

by Carol Rose 

Learn more about Reb Zalman 

For R’ Zalman   

In Memory of
R’ Zalman

Stories, essays and poetry  

by Carol Rose
a dream of ascent
(in memory of Paul)

Carol met Paul later in his life, in classes that were taught at Bnai Amoona; His questions were always challenging and deep.
He was a generous giver of Tzedakah, a supporter of Jewish and general causes, and a man who was in search of Truth.

a dream of ascent
(in memory of Paul)

that last Shabbat
the Shabbat of Angels
Jacob’s dream & the movement
of heaven & earth, the movement
a spiral continuum, a ladder
like Jacob’s, a dream of ascent
wrestling, between a rock & a
hard place, between life & death
a stone to rest your head on, to
dream a dream of reconciliation
between family, friends, tribes
united, as you slip heavenward
find solace & (perhaps) answers
to those questions you posed
difficult questions, inviting us
to explore with you, existential
inquiries into life's meaning &
direction, about blessings & love.  

Twelve poems are from a book 
by Carol Rose called
Path of the Mothers.Title

Twelve Poems

Poems and Short Stories

by Carol Rose 
The Cry of the Ram's horn

Read the story here

Master of the World,
I now forgive all who have angered me or sinned against me
whether through my body, my possessions,
my honour or anything that is mine, whether
by accident or by intention, knowingly or unknowingly,
word or deed. Let no one be punished on my account.
My God and the God of my ancestors, may it be your will that I sin no more and that I not again do what is evil in your sight.
In your great mercy, wipe away my sins without requiring my suffering.
May the words of my mouth and the longing of my heart
be acceptable to you, THE LISTENER, my rock and my redeemer.
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