Posts by Alden

For Clergy

This is a prayer for our clergy, first posted on ReformJudaism.org as “A Rosh Hashanah Prayer for Our Clergy.” It can be used by people of…

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Without a Sound

For Rosh Hashanah, a new prayer of faith in God’s love, a deep level of trust that’s needed for me to do the hard and necessary…

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In Memoriam, Our Patriarch

This is a new memorial prayer for the family patriarch. The companion prayer, “In Memoriam, Our Matriarch,” will be posted in the next few weeks. In…

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As Hurricane Irma Swirls

Remembering our Key West years, where Ami z”l and I were married and Nikki was born, wondering what will survive. In 1984, Richard A. Heyman, z”l,…

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Take Us to the Mountain

This new Rosh Hashanah prayer — written at the request of the Central Conference of American Rabbis — appears in their High Holy Day Resources 2017.…

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For Houston

A prayer for the people of Houston in the wake of Harvey. For Houston G-d of earth and sea, Of ocean and shore, Source of All,…

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Before Morning

In the dark and quiet night, a deep yearning sigh for a day of gentle kindness, blessings and peace. Half-awake, a yearning that arrives before morning……

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Domestic Insurrections

In our Declaration of Independence, the Founders describe “the causes which impel them” to separate from the King of England as “a long train of abuses…

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We Will Not Yield

After violence from white supremacists left death and injury in Charlottesville, here’s a prayer and a call to action for all who love this nation. We Will…

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Prayers for Shira and Pride

Here are two prayers posted for Jerusalem Pride, Thursday, August 3. “Pride Wins” is in memory of 16-year-old Shira Banki, murdered at Jerusalem’s 2015 Pride Parade by an…

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