- Women's Minyan at the Western Wall
they say sweet voices can seduce even God
we say God responds to the message not the pitch
they say their belief is protected by the Torah we say
every passage has a touch of ambiguity [End Page 121]
they say go home, yentas, attend your families
we say yes after prayer
Joanne Seltzer's grandparents were Orthodox, but her parents belonged to the melting-pot generation. She is now at home in an egalitarian Conservative congregation where, in 2000, she and ten adult classmates became bar and bat mitzvah. Joanne writes both spiritual and secular poetry and is widely published.