Posts tagged ‘dance’

Ha’azinu 5777: We Are Music

In this week’s parasha Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 22), Moses sings a majestic farewell song, beginning by calling on the heavens to hear. The Haftarah (II Samuel 22:1-51)…

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Sing Praises

I wrote this song of praise in about seven minutes while making the Kickstarter film about my forthcoming book, Jewish Prayers of Hope and Healing. My videographer…

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We Are Music

This prayer/poem is about embodying the music of life and hearing the music created when we move in and out of moments together. It’s my second incorporating…

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Miriam Danced

“And the women dancing with their timbrels Followed Miriam as she sang her song…”    ― Debbie Friedman, z”l, inspired by Exodus 15-20-21 “You turned my…

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Dance Hallelujah

To dance as an expression of G-d’s love and G-d’s gifts, that is the Dance Hallelujah. This and a companion prayer, “Sing Hallelujah,” would fit well into the…

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Motyl the Fool

This short, short story celebrates the pure, unbounded joy of loving Torah. It’s a favorite and great for Simchat Torah. Here are more stories and prayers for Simchat Torah, including…

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Life as a Symphony

Compassion gains an element of nobility when developed as a spiritual practice. This prayer is about living a reverent and compassionate life. It’s from a set of prayers including “Life…

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Yaakov Shraga: A Short, Short Story

Yaakov Shraga dances his prayer, his faith and his love of Hashem. I wrote this in a hotel room one morning while on business travel, watching…

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For the Gift of Dance

This is another in a series of prayers celebrating the gifts of creativity and honoring artistic expression, this one focused on dance. The introduction to “For the Gift…

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For Healing the Spirit

This prayer opens by summoning the prophetic voice, asking that we examine our lives, that we examine why we waste our days in grief and despair.…

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