These Words: Poetic Midrash on the Language of Torah (forthcoming, pre-orders available) – Liturgist Alden Solovy distills Torah to its essence: delving into the etymology, translation, and usage of individual words, providing insights into familiar texts. The discussion of each of the seventy words in this volume is followed by a poem – a “poetic midrash” – inspired by and interpreting each word, from b’reishit (“in beginning”) to shamayim (“heavens”) to zachor (“remember”).
This Precious Life: Encountering the Divine in Poetry and Prayer – Prayers, poetry, and meditations inspired by encounters with God, both divine moments in our sacred texts, as well as sacred moments in our daily lives. This book completes a trilogy with This Grateful Heart and This Joyous Soul.
This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings provides a resounding yet contemporary voice, weaving new inspiration into traditional prayer. Structured around the morning service, this collection invites a deeply personal prayer experience to strengthen our connection to the siddur, while inspiring us to make it our own.
This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day offers an anthology of modern day psalms and prayers to lift us up, inspire our days, and mark our milestones. For clergy, it offers supplementary material for use in services and life cycle rituals; for the individual, this collection can serve as a way to give voice to the joys and sorrows of everyday life.
Saying Kaddish (Anita Diamant, Schocken, 2019)
Choosing a Jewish Life (Anita Diamant, Schocken, 2016)
When We Turned Within: Reflections on COVID-19 (UJA-NYC, 2020)
Not by Might: Channeling the Power of Faith to End Gun Violence (Rabbis Against Gun Violence, 2016)
Siddur of Reentering (The Covenant Foundation, 2023)
Siddur Na’aseh v’Nishma (Makom Shelanu Congregation, Fort Worth, 2023)
Siddur Shirat HaLev: The City Shul Community Prayerbook (City Shul of Toronto, 2022)
Jewish End-of-Life Care in a Virtual Age: Our Traditions Reimagined (Albion-Andalus Books, 2021)
“שנאת חנם: A Resource Guide for Rabbis & Others on the first anniversary of the attack at Tree of Life Synagogue” (American Jewish Committee, 2019)
Of Womb and Tomb: Prayer in Time of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth (GIA Publications, 2019)
Seasons of Hope: Prayers & Reflections on Aging (Little Sisters of the Poor, 2014)
Men Pray (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2013)
2016 ELI talks fellow, “Falling in Love with Prayer”
Jewish Book Council, Network Author, 2014-2015
Column/Commentary, Peter S. Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, The Chicago Headline Club, 1998
Column/Commentary, Peter S. Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, The Chicago Headline Club, 1996
CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly (Fall, 2019)
Sacred Journey, The Journal of Fellowship in Prayer, Summer 2011
High Holiday Prayers (Be’chol Lashon, 2011)
Book of Blessings, High Holidays 5772 (Jewish World Watch, 2011)
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