Posts tagged ‘holiday’

The Temple

Today is the 17th of Tammuz, a minor fast day commemorating the breach in the outer walls of Jerusalem prior to the destruction of the Second Temple on Tisha…

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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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Lamps Within

This is a new meditation for Hanukkah about bringing the light we carry inside of ourselves into the world and lighting the lamps of awe and wonder…

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The Season of Dedication

When I was a boy the central miracle of Hanukkah didn’t impress me. One day’s worth of oil burned for eight days. A miracle, sure, but…

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The Temple

This meditation is for use from the 17th of Tammuz to Tisha b’Av, commemorating national calamities, central among them the destruction of the First and Second Temples. Throughout the ages, Jews…

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Beauty Dances

This is a Sukkot prayer about the beauty that arrives with this festival of joy, and the call to bring that beauty into the world. This piece…

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Sukkot Prayers

Here’s a list of prayers for Sukkot with brief descriptions, divided by topic: “Joy,” “Harvest Season” and “Sukkah: Physical home, Spiritual home.” To read a prayer, click on…

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Breaking Bonds

Here’s another Passover prayer, written Erev Pesach 5771. It’s about breaking free from the chains that I’ve locked around myself. As such, the theme parallels “Egypt Inside,”…

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Passover Prayers

Here’s a list of my prayers that would make lovely additions to your Passover Seder, divided into four categories: prayers about freedom, prayers for social justice,…

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History

This prayer celebrates the gifts of history and memory. To listen along as you read, click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows. History…

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