Posts from the ‘Gratitude’ category

Giving thanks for the gifts and blessings in our lives.

Sacred Silly

This playful and unexpected prayer/poem makes fun of my own seriousness about writing prayers and liturgy. And I need a break from the intensity of affairs…

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Prayer of Joy

This is a prayer of gratitude for joy, with a reminder to live joy as a daily spiritual practice. It’s a meditation for daily use when time…

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Gratitude for Work

This is a simple prayer of gratitude for having a job. It can be easy to take for granted at times, especially with a challenging job…

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On Handing Down an Heirloom Tallit at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

This idea for this prayer was suggested by a member of Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, whom I met while serving as their 5776 Yom Kippur Scholar.…

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Prayer with Wings

This is another prayer of yearning, yearning for the impossible, to know that my prayers have been heard. This is an important theme in my writing.…

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In Gratitude for Your Gifts

This prayer of gratitude is one of my few attempts at an English alphabetic acrostic. Here, the acrostic is in second word of the first two…

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Quick Blessing for a Past Love

In my single life, before and after my marriage to Ami z”l, I’ve been blessed with the company of women who’ve loved deeply, women who have…

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Cornerstone

This prayer honors the pioneers and advocates for women in Jewish religious life and communal leadership. The idea came to me one Rosh Chodesh morning at the…

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Pinchas 5775: Mountain Prayer at Twilight

The death of Moses is foretold in this week’s parasha, Pinchas. When the time comes, Moses will ascend yet another mountain, see the land that he…

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The Gifts of Our Lives

This new prayer of gratitude includes an alphabetical acrostic. Acrostics were a mainstay of Jewish liturgical poems, known as piyutim. This piece combines the acrostic with a four-part…

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