Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Shabbat Shira, The Bayit

Gravity and Light

During a short walk from “The Bayit” to the dining hall on a crisp fall morning at OSRUI’s Shabbat Shira retreat, my friend Michael said: “Torah…

preistly blessings

Toldot 5775: Bless Me

In this week’s Torah portion, Jacob receives Isaac’s blessing, usurping his brother Esau with subterfuge. Afterward, Esau says: “Bless me, even me also, O my father.”…


Sephardi Quarter Note

This prayer/poem is about the beauty of Sephardic song. The inspiration for this piece came during a class taught by Galeet Darsahsti at Shabbat Shira, an annual…