Posts by tobendlight

To the Soldier, To the Veteran

This is a prayer of honor for veterans. It’s a three-stanza prayer/poem with a parallel structure in each stanza. It is from a liturgy for Veterans Day. To listen along, click on…

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After My Child’s Surgery

This prayer is to be recited by a parent after a child’s surgery. It is a prayer of both gratitude and petition, thanking G-d for seeing the…

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Sing Praises

I wrote this song of praise in about seven minutes while making the Kickstarter film about my forthcoming book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing. My videographer…

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For the Gift of Music, In Memory of Lou Reed

My prayer “For the Gift of Music,” reposted today in memory of Lou Reed. Here’s a favorite: “A Walk on the Wild Side.” This prayer from my series on…

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Thank You! Cue the Music…

Wow! What a weekend. As you recall, I’ve been raising money to publish my book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing. On Saturday, your total pledges…

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For the Missing (Specific Person, Non-Relative)

This is a prayer for a missing person. This prayer is to be said on behalf of someone whose name is known but is out of one’s personal circle, such as…

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After My Surgery

This prayer is to be recited by an individual after surgery. It asks for recovery and healing for all in need. This prayer appears in my book, Jewish Prayers of…

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The Last Soldier

This is a prayer for peace that honors the soldier’s ultimate mission: peace. It’s part of my liturgy for U.S. Veterans Day and my liturgy for Memorial Day.…

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Before My Surgery

This prayer is for an individual’s use before surgery. It asks for healing, as well as blessings upon medical professionals and family members. In preparing it for…

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Lech Lecha 5774: For Service

In Lech Lecha, G-d tells Avram that he will be a blessing to humanity. “…and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be…

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