Posts tagged ‘praise’

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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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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Breathe

This prayer is a simple reminder to breathe and the gifts that coming from simply being. It includes a space to include a name, yours or…

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Emor 5775: Your Name, Quick Prayer at Dusk

In Parashat Emor, in one amazing line, we are given twin injunctions: one against profaning G-d’s name (chillul hashem) and the other to sanctity G-d’s name…

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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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Tending Gardens

Some gardens are tended by our hands. Others are tended by G-d’s will. This is a meditation on both the willingness to act in order to…

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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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Sephardi Quarter Note

This prayer/poem is about the beauty of Sephardic song. The inspiration came during a class taught by Galeet Darsahsti at OSRUI‘s Shabbat Shira, an annual weekend of…

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Finding My Beshert

Here’s a new prayer for finding a life partner, a “beshert.” More people have asked me to write on this topic than all others combined. It’s been…

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