Posts tagged ‘hopes’

These Vows – A Covid Kol Nidre

Finished in the hours before Yom Kippur, 5781… And a year has come and gone… Now, Yom Kippur 5782… These Vows – A Covid Kol Nidre…

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The Dissenter’s Hope: In Memoriam, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, z”l

“…that’s the dissenter’s hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow…” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, z”l, NPR interview, 2002 This prayer for…

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Wildly Unimaginable Blessings: A Prayer for 5781

This new Rosh Hashanah prayer — written this morning — is a response to Covid-19. Since March, since the reality of pandemic and plague struck our…

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Unfinished Business

This is a meditation on the unfinished business in my life. Loving more deeply. Being more present. Showing more gratitude. Living the life that G-d wants…

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The Broken Sky

Another song of the Spiritual Traveler, hinting that if we look beyond that which appears to be broken we will see that everything is holy. ADDENDUM,…

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Two Ravens

This is the first of what will certainly be several new pieces inspired by my renewed learning at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. The idea…

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This Joyous Soul

Here’s the title piece from my new book This Joyous Soul: A New Voice for Ancient Yearnings from CCAR Press. The book is a companion volume to This Grateful Heart:…

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Guest Writers: Avi Dell and Ze’eva Berman

This is a mash-up of two prayers written in my “Introduction to Creative Liturgy” class at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem. Ze’eva Berman (cantorial) and Avi Dell (rabbinical) are first-year…

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Guest Writers: 7th Graders at Temple Beth Jacob

Inspired by my Six-Word Prayer Facebook community, Rabbi Robin Nafshi, Temple Beth Jacob in Concord, NH, asked the 7th graders to sum up three Jewish prayers…

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