Posts tagged ‘joy’

Duet of Joy and Sorrow

“I consider it a spiritual awakening that I can hold grief and joy simultaneously, that they exist side by side,” I told Michael Liben on his…

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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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First Coffee

This is a bit of whimsy wrapped in a classic prayer. I have for some time thought about writing a prayer for the first coffee of…

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Praise, Praise

A hallelujah song, with two acrostic paragraphs each spelling the word ‘praise.’ It’s also a salute to the psalms of praise in Jewish liturgy known as…

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Heart, Soul, Might

Here’s a new meditation on the Shema. My other meditations on the Shema include “Affirmation of Faith” and “Gathering: A Dream of Reunion.” Heart, Soul, Might…

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Recipe for a Life, Redux

I made sweet and sour meatballs today for the first time. And chicken soup. The kitchen smells lovely, like our family Seders of long ago. Underneath,…

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Show Me

What does G-d want from us? Our service to Torah, mitzvot and tikun olam. These actions are a source of holiness and love. Thank you to…

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Come Walk, Revisited

Saturday marks 50 years since the first manned spacecraft landed on the Moon, with the first human steps there coming a few hours later, with Apollo…

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Wedding Blessing for Nikki and Pro

This is the prayer I wrote for my daughter and her husband, reading it at their wedding last weekend. Here’s a link to the prayer that…

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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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