Posts tagged ‘celebration’

I Sing

A prayer about song in honor of the amazing musicians filling the world with new Jewish music. Hear many of them on Harmony in Unison. The…

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Sacred Silly

This playful and unexpected prayer/poem makes fun of my own seriousness about writing prayers and liturgy. And I need a break from the intensity of affairs…

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The Gifts of Our Lives

This new prayer of gratitude includes an alphabetical acrostic. Acrostics were a mainstay of Jewish liturgical poems, known as piyutim. This piece combines the acrostic with a four-part…

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Vayakhel-Pekudei 5775: For the Gift of Art

In this week’s double torah portion, Vayakhel-Pekudei, the master artist, craftsman and builder Bezalel is identified as the one who direct the creation of the tabernacle,…

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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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Inside the (Hanukkah) Light

This song of the spiritual traveler carries an echo of Hanukkah. It’s about seeing, feeling and loving the light that shines around us, and our yearning to be a source of…

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Jerusalem: A Meditation, Revised

I wrote this two years before becoming a Yerushalmi, a Jerusalem resident. This revision shifts the tone slightly, while maintaining the essential view of Jerusalem as…

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The Season of Counting

This is a meditation on counting. Counting as a spiritual practice is a reminder to stay present in the current moment, the task at hand and…

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