Posts tagged ‘service’

Chop, Carry, Bake

Here’s a simple new prayer about bringing our gifts into the world. It’s prayer for tikun olam, healing the world. Chop, Carry, Bake We stand before…

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Let this Day

As we move from celebrating the arrival of a new secular year to living day-to-day, here’s a prayer about making the most of our time here…

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Quick Prayer for Compassion

Here’s another in my “Quick Prayer” series, short prayers focused on a particular topic. The last line includes a choice to use either Hebrew or English…

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Fire and Water

Love and despair can be like fire. Truth can be like water, keeping the fires that fuel our emotions – the passions that make us human…

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The Details of Beauty

  A gift for Shabbat. A reminder. A reminder for those in sorrow and grief, those who are tired, numb and especially to those who’ve run…

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Lech Lecha 5774: For Service

In Lech Lecha, G-d tells Avram that he will be a blessing to humanity. “…and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be…

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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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Awake You Slumberers!

“Awake, ye sleepers from your slumber, and rouse you from you from your lethargy. Scrutinize your deeds and return in repentance.” – רמב”ם Are you awake?…

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The Cut that Heals

At a restaurant in the Ben Yehuda Street pedestrian mall on a sunny, breezy, Jerusalem afternoon, I saw a young woman in a deep blue shoulderless…

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Let Torah

The Torah is waiting for you. Not just to study it. Not just to know it. To live it. This is the latest in a series…

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