Posts tagged ‘hope’

The Largest Prayer

This is a new meditation on prayer, written in three- and six-word lines and inspired by my new Facebook group, Six-Word Prayers. Please feel free to…

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My Life in Yours

About four years ago I wrote a love song. As I strolled alone along Jerusalem’s old railway walking path, these words simply appeared. Strange. I wasn’t…

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For Clergy

This is a prayer for our clergy, first posted on ReformJudaism.org as “A Rosh Hashanah Prayer for Our Clergy.” It can be used by people of…

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Without a Sound

For Rosh Hashanah, a new prayer of faith in God’s love, a deep level of trust that’s needed for me to do the hard and necessary…

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Before Morning

In the dark and quiet night, a deep yearning sigh for a day of gentle kindness, blessings and peace. Half-awake, a yearning that arrives before morning……

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Prayers for Shira and Pride

Here are two prayers posted for Jerusalem Pride, Thursday, August 3. “Pride Wins” is in memory of 16-year-old Shira Banki, murdered at Jerusalem’s 2015 Pride Parade by an…

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Remember My Heart

This new contribution for Yom HaZikaron, imagines a prayer that might be said by the soldiers and terror victims who’ve lost their lives for the State…

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Bind Our Hearts

Mazal Tov to my daughter Nikki Braziel-Solovy and her man Prometheus Kevin Trotsky on their engagement. This wedding day prayer alludes to the sheva brachot –…

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For Jewish Unity

This prayer, by design, is naïve, which is the source of its simplicity and optimism. Contrast it with a prayer with a similar theme, “Jew against…

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The Preacher Said

With election results in, I’ve received many requests for a prayer marking this moment. I’m offering this piece, conceived for use in celebrating Martin Luther King…

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