Stacey Zisook Robinson, z"l

Stacey Zisook Robinson, z"l, who died on March 8, 2021, was a member of Congregation Hakafa in Glencoe, IL. She blogged at Stumbling Towards Meaning and authored a collection of poems and essays, Dancing in the Palm of God's Hand.

A Poem for Elul

Stacey Zisook Robinson, z"l
Poet Stacey Robinson: "I stand here, ready to begin again, to follow this road of dust, that stretches before me."

Why Should Leaders Get Close to Those Who Suffer?

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Stephanie M. Alexander

After the individual sagas that comprise so much of Genesis — Joseph’s story alone consumes the better part of 19 chapters — the speed at which the Israelites’ fortune reverses at the beginning of Exodus is stunning. And all it takes is one verse. In this week’s portion, Parashat Sh’mot , we read: “A new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.” ( Ex.1:8 )

A Psalm: A Song of Beauty and Grief

Stacey Zisook Robinson, z"l

I wrote this poem in honor of a dear man, a beloved pillar of my synagogue who died last week, thinking "after the words, after the music, after our very breath - what comes after that we can continue to praise God?"

To Rise: A Poem for Healing

Stacey Zisook Robinson, z"l

In this week’s Torah portion, just as Moses cries out to the Eternal to heal Miriam, his sister, so, too, does poet Stacey Zisook Robinson pray for her own healing.