Posts tagged ‘healing’

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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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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For George Floyd’s Family

After a moment of joy and relief at the guilty verdicts in the murder of George Floyd, my overwhelming emotion is sorrow, my heart immediately with…

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Authentic Confession: Meditation on the Vidui

In preparation for the Yamim Noraim, I’ll lead a free workshop called “Authentic Confessions: Selichot that Matter,” presented by the soon to be launched ‘High Holidays…

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Ministers of Earthly Blessings

Angels are first mentioned in the Talmud in Masechet Brachot 4b. Quoting a Tosefta, we learn the number of flights an angel needs to get from…

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One-by-One: A Prayer as the COVID Death Toll Mounts

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is approaching 100,000, as the world-wide death toll surpasses 350,000. This prayer was written at the request of the Central…

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Let’s Hike Together in Israel

I wrote this meditation — “On the Trail” — after 17 days thru-hiking and  mountaineering on Mount Rainier. In Israel, I’m still an avid hiker. So……

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Healing from Coronavirus: Hebrew and English

Here’s a Hebrew version of my prayer “Healing from Coronavirus,” with a revised English version so that the two match. Alex Griffel, a student at the…

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The Blessing of Faces: A Zoom Prayer

This prayer is inspired by the array of faces of men I love on a Zoom call. It is, in fact, a poetic version of the…

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Sheltering in Place

In this strange and uncertain new era of COVID-19, here’s a prayer of gratitude and hope for our time sheltering in place. May we all know…

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