Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Come, Beloved

A meditation on Shabbat, inspired by Lecha Dodi, Yedid Nefesh, and the Song of Songs. Join me in an exploration of Shabbat as the basis of…

After Israeli Elections, 2022

The rise of far right wing, nationalist, extremist leaders in Israel’s politics and new government is frightening. This prayer, written yesterday for the leadership and Rabbinic…

Why Do You Slumber?

This new Yom Kippur meditation is inspired by the two Haftorot we read on that day. In the morning, we hear Isaiah’s great call to justice…

Crown

This idea for this brief meditation arrived during Shabbat services a week ago as the sefer Torah was being returned to the ark. Let my life be…

Bees

An observation, wrapped in a yearning. A prayer. A poem of bees and guns. See also: “Against Gun Violence” and “After a Deadly Rampage” Bees The…

Siddur

A simple meditation on the healing power of our liturgy, the healing power of our Siddur, it joins my many meditations on the beauty and power…

Scroll

A prayer/poem for divine inspiration. Scroll What do you think Is written On the other side of the parchment? A future not yet revealed? A secret…