by Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown, August 17, 2018
As I prepared for tonight’s sermon, I listened to all of my favorite Aretha Franklin songs. Belting out loud to the Queen of Soul, albeit with much less agility and grace, is one of the many ways I’ve found over the last twenty-five years (or more!!) to return, at once, and immediately, to my essential nature and find a place of flow and contentedness no matter what storm of the mind, heart, or planet is currently raging. I bet, whether or not you consider yourself a singer, you can relate.