Lena Ruth Solow

lecha dodi

judaism is so fucking horny

the rabbi tells us

that the talmud tells us

that it’s actually required for a husband to please his wife on shabbat

the husband can even take the wife anally and orally

(the rabbi tells us)

but he can’t demand it

okay well

kind of a cop out

it’s much hotter to demand it

like you can’t live without it

like you need it as much as God

on shabbat we sing

lecha dodi likrat kala

let us go, my beloved, to greet the sabbath bride

it means, I think, that shabbat is the bride and her lover is God

or maybe

we are shabbat’s lovers

and God is there too?


I went to a new shul and they couldn’t even clap on beat


I went to an old shul and they were so fucking earnest

everything was patriarchy this and climate change that

also humiliating


when I hear lecha dodi

it gives me that feeling

(fucking horny)

ancestors in the room

Lena Ruth Solow is a writer and union organizer living in Brooklyn. Twitter: @lenaruthsolow, Newsletter: tinyletter.com/lenaruth