Posts tagged ‘blessings and praises’

Howling at the Moon

This meditation was inspired by a writing workshop I conducted for teens. One youth asked if howling at the moon could be a prayer. We went outside…

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Falling in Love with Prayer

What is prayer? Perhaps an invitation to holiness and healing, bending the light from heaven toward tikkun olam. Have you ever fallen in love with a…

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In Gratitude for Your Gifts

This prayer of gratitude is one of my few attempts at an English alphabetic acrostic. Here, the acrostic is in second word of the first two…

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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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Naso 5775: Place Your Name upon Us

This week’s parasha includes the Priestly Blessing, three lines of remarkable beauty and power. The line immediately after – a line that gets precious little attention…

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Beshalach 5775: Miriam’s Word

Imagine what happens the moment after Miriam and the women finish their dance. Elated and exhausted from celebration, her people having crossed the sea into safety…

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All Returns to Prayer

Here’s another meditation on prayer. It’s a prayer to help me to remember why I pray and how we pray: bowing, seeing, blessing, yearning, welcoming, summoning.…

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Umbrella of Blessings

Here’s a prayer in praise of G-d’s blessings. Why? By remembering the blessings around me – the blessings around my friends and family – my sight…

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For Rain

Israel needs rain, so much so that the Chief Rabbinate is calling for the addition of a prayer for rain to daily prayers. Here’s my version…

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Praise the New Day

Here’s another prayer of praise for G-d, with the added hope and desire to be of service to G-d’s world. My other prayers of praise include…

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