Posts tagged ‘renewal’

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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Prayer of Joy

This is a prayer of gratitude for joy, with a reminder to live joy as a daily spiritual practice. It’s a meditation for daily use when time…

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Sorrow at a Time of Joy

This meditation is for moments in which an unexpected grief arrives in a moment of joy. A family death before a bar mitzvah. A sudden illness…

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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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Another Year: An Introspection

For the New Year: a meditation on the passage and the use of time. Have I spent this time wisely? And what have I learned? This prayer will…

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A Human Journey

Something about this human journey elevates our souls: discovering deep resilience and healing in the face of our suffering, especially when unexpected tragedy or trauma hit.…

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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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After Matthew: Safety after Violent Weather

This is a prayer for safety and healing after Hurricane Matthew. Even as the storm moves up the Florida coast, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas…

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Meditation before the Vidui

This meditation is to help prepare for a thorough and honest self-assessment before the confession litany, the Vidui, traditionally recited five times on Yom Kippur. It’s recited on…

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Meditation on the Vidui

This prayer was originally posted as a “Meditation after the Yom Kippur Vidui.” A friend pointed out that with a broader name for the prayer it…

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