Posts by Alden

The One about Kittens

Living in Jerusalem, I’m told, eventually every writer, sooner or later, writes about cats. I suppose the same thing could be said about Key West, with…

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20 Years: A Liturgy for 9-11

It’s been 20 years, and this anniversary of 9-11 falls on Shabbat Shuvah. Part of this liturgy was composed for the 10th anniversary of the attacks,…

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A Covid Yizkor Prayer

This is a new Yizkor prayer to be read on behalf of the entire community for those who perished due to Covid-19. The core paragraph is…

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Family Caregivers

This is a prayer to be said on behalf of those family members and friends who have taken on the task of daily caregiving of another…

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Music for Pervasive Peace: A New Liturgical Song for Rosh HaShanah

This Rosh HaShanah — as the specter of another socially-distant holiday looms — let’s renew our dreams of peace, a pervasive peace encompassing wholeness, health, renewal,…

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For Surfside: Signs of Life and Death

This is a tough one to write, and perhaps read, but necessary. We in Israel know all-too-well that having confirmation of a death — and some…

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For Surfside, Florida

A prayer for hope and survival as time passes after the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida. May we all know safety and peace of mind…

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For an Alcoholic or Addict

A prayer to be said those suffering from alcoholism, addiction, or both. Optional language is in [brackets], with choices separated by a slash (“/”). This prayer…

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Rainbow of Genders

A new prayer as we enter Pride Month. The idea for this one-liner came to me while praying the Nisim b’Chol Yom, prayers of gratitude for…

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Summoned to the World

A simple meditation about why G-d called your soul to earth, and what it says about the choices you make. Summoned to the WorldSomething you doWill…

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