Posts from the ‘Hopes’ category

Hopes and dreams.

Guest Writer: Eliza Scheffler

Eliza Scheffler is a first-year rabbinical student at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem. She took my class, “Introduction to Creative Liturgy.” This is what she wrote when I opened…

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Art and Practice

Send a blessing. Be a blessing. These are two of the arts and practices of inspiring love and sowing peace. Here’s a new meditation on embodying…

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To Hear Me Sing

This is a prayer of yearning, yearning for healing and for the support of others along the way. To Hear Me Sing Are you awake enough…

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For the URJ Biennial 2017

I’m leaving Israel for the URJ Biennial 2017. Here at Ben Gurion Airport, I finished this prayer for all of us throughout the world converging on…

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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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