Posts from the ‘Praises’ category

Expressing the Hallelujahs of life.

Quick Prayer on Waking

This brief prayer borrows its intention and theology from modeh ami, the traditional Jewish prayer said immediately on waking up in the morning, echoes of which…

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Modeh Ani

Here’s a new meditation based on a line of Jewish prayer. I’ve taken the prayer said on waking up, Modeh Ani, and created a ‘loop’ by shifting and replacing three…

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Let Us Meet

This is a prayer of invitation. “Let us meet,” Ancient One, in the place where “Your radiance shimmers across creation.” Where is that? Everywhere. Let Us Meet…

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Va’eira 5773: Your Name, Meditation at Dusk

“And God spoke unto Moses, and said unto him: ‘I am the LORD, and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as G-d Almighty,…

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Shemot 5773: Finding G-d

“And the angel of Adonai appeared unto him in flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and, behold, the bush…

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After Writing a Prayer

Here’s a prayer to be said after writing a prayer. The intention is to express gratitude for the ability to be of service to G-d and…

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Thanksgiving Meditation

Here’s a meditation to be used when gathered with friends and family at the Thanksgiving table. It will appear in my forthcoming book, This Grateful Heart, from…

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Before Writing a Prayer

Here’s a prayer to be said before writing a prayer. The intention is to achieve the kavanah, the spiritual mindset, necessary to serve G-d by writing…

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Invitations

What is prayer? Perhaps it’s an invitation to holiness and healing, bending the light from heaven toward tikkun olam. This is a meditation on prayer, a…

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Affirmation of Faith

This is an affirmation of faith built around the sine qua non of Jewish affirmations: the Shema. It can be used many ways, such as a conversion ceremony or…

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