Posts tagged ‘Elul’

Repentance Inside

What does it take to internalize a deep sense of repentance, so that real change is possible? What will it take to be the man G-d…

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Yom Kippur 5774

Yom Kippur. A day of prayer. Of fasting. Of repentance. It can be deadly dull, hour after hour, year after year. Yet, I’ve experienced moments that…

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Let Your Heart Stir

This three-stanza prayer/poem reflects the spiritual journey of t’shuva, repentance and return. The first stanza represents the month of Elul, when we are literally called to…

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Join Me – A Meditation for Rosh Hashanah 5773

This is a new meditation on seeking G-d’s guidance, wisdom and compassion, written for Rosh Hashana 5773 which begins at sundown Sunday. The prayer reflects the…

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Rhythms, Revised for Elul 5772

This meditation is about contrasting rhythms of life, time moving in a straight line and holiness moving in circles. Although it can be said at any…

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Meditation Before Neilah

This meditation for the last service of Yom Kippur is the second prayer inspired by a song composed by my cousin Irwin Keller for Neilah called “At…

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At the Gates

This prayer is about standing at the gates of heaven in prayer. It alludes to the Un’taneh Tokef which asserts that t’shuva (repentance), t’fillah (prayer) and…

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Doubt, Fear, Anger, Shame

Can doubt, fear, anger or shame be blessings? Here are links to four prayers about troublesome emotions. They speak to the need to reclaim the gifts…

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Yom Kippur Prayers

גמר חתימה טובה This list of prayers and stories for Yom Kippur id divided by topic: Vidui (confession), T’shuva (Repentance), Neilah (closing service), Living in Holiness,…

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Rosh Hashanah Prayers

שנה טובה Here are prayers for Rosh Hashanah with brief descriptions, divided into two topics: living in holiness and for creation and the new year. Here’s…

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