Rabbi Arthur Waskow, 4/3/2003
Where is God in the desert of Iraq?
Our God is YHWH, the One Who Breathes.
The Holy Wind that Breathes all life,
Who breathes all peoples and all life-forms.
The Holy Wind is breathing in the desert.
Our Torah teaches:
The messenger of God
that had been walking in front of the army of Israel
Walked on and went behind them.
The pillar of cloud moved ahead of them
and stood behind them,
coming between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel.
Here was the Cloud of Darkness,