Posts tagged ‘rejoice’

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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Meditation before Taking down a Sukkah

Before taking down your Sukkah, take a moment to remember that it represents hope and peace. As you take apart the physical structure, draw the meaning…

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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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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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Let Me

This is another meditation on living a life of joy and wonder, but with a twist. The core prayer is that our interactions serve to encourage…

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After News of a Clean Biopsy

The results of my third prostate biopsy brought good news yesterday evening, a clean report. This is a quick prayer to be said after receiving the news…

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Vayetze 5773: A Moment of Love

“…Rachel came with her father’s sheep; for she tended them. And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother,…

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Thanksgiving Meditation

Here’s a meditation to be used when gathered with friends and family at the Thanksgiving table. It will appear in my forthcoming book, This Grateful Heart, from…

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The Season of Building

Sukkot is known as z’man simchateinu, the time of our rejoicing. One of the major mitzvot of the holiday is to ‘dwell’ in a sukkah. So…

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Cry No More

This prayer is about having compassion for ourselves while repairing the damage we’ve done to self and others. I wrote it after my first Yom Kippur in…

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