Posts tagged ‘sorrow’

Spiritual Vandals

A song of the Spiritual Traveler, the one who has a profoundly unexpected experience with angels at the gates of mercy. As a result of that…

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After a Sudden Death

This is a prayer of grief and loss after the sudden death of a dear one. See also: “Angel of Rest,” “Birthday No More” and “Hard…

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Travel after an Unexpected Death

This is a prayer to be said upon traveling to attend a funeral after an unexpected death. The blank line is for inserting the name of the…

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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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Death of a Horrible Relative

When family members die, we strive to remember the best moments of their lives. We must also recognize the complexity of mourning when a person has…

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After Miscarriage or Stillbirth

This prayer, to be said by a woman after a miscarriage or stillbirth, attempts to capture the pain and grief following this devastating loss. It asks…

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Hard Mournings

This is a prayer about the rhythm of mourning. Those first days – perhaps months or more – are often reminders of sorrow, emptiness and loneliness,…

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Grieving the Living

This prayer is for those grieving the emotional or spiritual loss of someone still living: a parent whose child no longer wants a relationship, or a…

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Tears

I spent the morning thinking about tears. Women’s tears. With a backdrop of planning a shiur to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Ami’s z”l death, I…

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