Posts from the ‘Healing’ category

Emotional and physical health and healing.

After Matthew: Safety after Violent Weather

This is a prayer for safety and healing after Hurricane Matthew. Even as the storm moves up the Florida coast, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas…

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For a Critically-Ill Pet

My daughter’s pet cat may be critically-ill. It could be cancer, but the tests aren’t back yet. In thinking about it now, it seems strange that…

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Prayers for Jerusalem

On Friday night in my synagogue here in Jerusalem, we expressed our love for this city by singing Lecha Dodi to the tune of Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, Jerusalem…

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Wild Broken Heart

This is meditation on the healing that comes from a certain wildness in each of us. It was inspired at the April 2016 New Warrior Training…

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Metzora 5776: Take Me Apart

Parashat Metzora details a particular form of leprosy that afflicts the mortar of a home (Leviticus 14:33-53). The home itself gets a spiritual sickness. This home-leprosy…

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In Sorrow

This is new a prayer for moments of sorrow, regardless of whether they’re tied to a particular event – such as a loss or trauma –…

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For My Children as I Enter Hospice Care

This is prayer of contemplation and love for a difficult moment that forces a family to recognize the fragility of life and inevitability of death. It…

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After Miscarriage or Stillbirth

This prayer, to be said by a woman after a miscarriage or stillbirth, attempts to capture the pain and grief following this devastating loss. It asks…

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For A Critically-Ill Sister or Brother

This is a healing prayer for siblings, structured like my prayer “For a Critically-Ill Mother.” My prayer “For a Critically-Ill Child” has a decidedly different structure and…

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Light of G-d

This meditation is inspired by the morning ritual for putting on the tallit, which opens with the two lines of barchi nafshi, (Psalm 104:1-2), continues with the blessing…

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