A unique collection of poems by Chaya Rosen
Betzalel, whose name means “In the Shadow of God”, was the artist chosen to build the Divine Sanctuary. The archetype of the creative personality, he was called upon to free the sparks of vitality from their darkened prisons and let them shine again. Like Betzalel, many of us—whether voluntarily or involuntarily—have been called upon to participate in a healing process. It is a process that requires an effort of Self to gather the fragmented parts, and to weave them together to form a unified tapestry of meaning.
This book of collected poems is just such an effort. Chaya Rosen allows us to accompany her through a myriad of encounters, reflections, and insights as she weaves together her own journey of human experiences into meaning.
Praise for In the Shadow of God
Moving and intense, this meditation on the Holocaust welcomes the reader into a world of remembrance and grief, sorrow and healing, as Chaya Rosen introduces us to her parents, their experiences in the war, and the effect it has had upon her. Using the language and art of poetry, Ms. Rosen embraces their memory and discovers a path to what was and what still can be.
— John Guzlowski, author of Language of Mules, and Lightning and Ashes
About the Author
We became voiceless keepers of other peoples’ stories, left on our own to decipher secret words, whispered names, and half sentences. Now, I have found my voice.