Posts from the ‘Hopes’ category

Hopes and dreams.

The Largest Prayer

This is a new meditation on prayer, written in three- and six-word lines and inspired by my new Facebook group, Six-Word Prayers. Please feel free to…

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My Life in Yours

About four years ago I wrote a love song. As I strolled alone along Jerusalem’s old railway walking path, these words simply appeared. Strange. I wasn’t…

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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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Before Moving

This simple prayer is for a common milestone: moving. Whether it’s across town or across continents – and I’ve done both, several times in the past…

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How’s Your Prayer Life?

How’s your prayer life? That was the opening question from Rabbi Marc Soloway in our conversation on prayer and new liturgy for his podcast “A Dash…

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Bind Our Hearts

Mazal Tov to my daughter Nikki Braziel-Solovy and her man Prometheus Kevin Trotsky on their engagement. This wedding day prayer alludes to the sheva brachot –…

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For Jewish Unity

This prayer, by design, is naïve, which is the source of its simplicity and optimism. Contrast it with a prayer with a similar theme, “Jew against…

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Dance in the Sky

This meditation began as a flight of fancy, exploring the image of dancing with our prayers and blessings in the vast open space of sky. As…

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Sowing Light

Psalm 97, recited at Kabbalat Shabbat, ends with this: “Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Rejoice in Adonai, you…

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Chop, Carry, Bake

Here’s a simple new prayer about bringing our gifts into the world. It’s prayer for tikun olam, healing the world. Chop, Carry, Bake We stand before…

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