Michal Bonell’s 2021 Rosh Hashanah Message
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Michal Bonell’s 2021 Rosh Hashanah Message

Read community insights, perspectives and opportunities seen as we enter into the 5782/ 2021 New Year.

Michal Bonell
Michal Bonell

I like to find meaningful poems to express my thoughts and feelings when it comes to our holiday issues. It seems that this pandemic is still very much among us. Personally, the isolation and quiet provided me with new experiences that I will cherish and enjoy for the rest of my life. The poem below embodies my feelings about the pandemic with the hope that we’ve come out of it as better versions of ourselves. L’Shana Tovah

In the Time of Pandemic

“And the people stayed home.

“And they read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.

“And they listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.

“Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

“And the people healed.

“And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

“And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”

—Kitty O’Meara”

Michal Bonell is the senior account manager and team supervisor for the AJT.

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