Posts from the ‘Hopes’ category

Hopes and dreams.

Let this Day

As we move from celebrating the arrival of a new secular year to living day-to-day, here’s a prayer about making the most of our time here…

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Prayer for Congregational Wisdom during Conflict

This prayer is to be said at the start of a meeting when an issue threatens to divide a congregation. The prayer is a reminder of our…

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Faith to Pray

What does it mean to pray, knowing that our prayers may not be answered? People fall ill. Friends die. Bad things happen to good people. This…

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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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Being a Blessing

What does it mean to be a blessing in the lives of the people around you? It means nothing less than listening – listening with your…

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Rise on Wings: A Prayer of Borrowing

Your prayer lifts mine. My prayer lifts yours. But what happens when there’s no “lift” left in my own prayer? Does my prayer weigh your prayer…

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Congregational Prayer at the High Holidays

  A new prayer for 5776. A leader of one of my synagogues in Israel asked me to write a community prayer. The request comes at a…

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Quick Prayers

“Quick Prayers” provide handy, fast, easy-to-recite prayers for specific circumstances. Here’s an annotated list of my “Quick Prayers.” Click on the title to read the full prayer. They…

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Ki Tavo 5775: Be the Blessing

This week’s parasha, Ki Tavo, lists blessings and curses. Blessings come from following G-d’s Torah. “All theses blessings will come upon you and overtake you, if you…

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Ekev: Come, Rain

The middle paragraph of the Shema comes from this week’s Torah portion, Ekev, which says that rain is a reward for our love and service to G-d.…

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