Posts tagged ‘blessing’

Tending Gardens

Some gardens are tended by our hands. Others are tended by G-d’s will. This is a meditation on both the willingness to act in order to…

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Vayechi 5775: On the Birth of a Child

In Vayechi, Jacob “blesses” his children. They read like praises for some and curses for others. This is consistent with the parenting skills exhibited in Genesis,…

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Vayeshev 5775: For Humility

This week’s Torah reading shows the maturing of Joseph: from a boy who tattles on his brothers, flaunting his dreams and his special coat, to a…

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Vayetze 5775: Messengers among Us

Is it possible to recognize an angel, a messenger of G-d? How would I know? Angels appear at the beginning and the end of this week’s…

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Chayei Sarah 5775: Who Walks So Near

This is a prayer of gratitude for love, inspired by this week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah, which includes the meeting and the union of Isaac and…

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The Details of Beauty

  A gift for Shabbat. A reminder. A reminder for those in sorrow and grief, those who are tired, numb and especially to those who’ve run…

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Let Me

This is another meditation on living a life of joy and wonder, but with a twist. The core prayer is that our interactions serve to encourage…

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The Dark Corners

Fear, sorrow and doubt cannot defeat the light of holiness, unless you let them. This prayer acknowledges difficult moments and emotions, offering the classic Jewish response…

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Fresh Delights

This is a short meditation about the simple beauty that surrounds us day-by-day. It ends with a reminder that the wonder and the majesty that fills…

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Complications after My Surgery

I wrote this yesterday after receiving news that a friend is now dealing with a post-surgical infection. There are seven prayers about surgery in my new…

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