Posts tagged ‘rabbi’

A Jewish Cleric’s Meditation for Self-Care

In what now seems like a premonition, Fall 2019 edition of The Reform Jewish Quarterly was dedicated to spiritual and mental wellness, including self-care in times…

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For Clergy

This is a prayer for our clergy, first posted on ReformJudaism.org as “A Rosh Hashanah Prayer for Our Clergy.” It can be used by people of…

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Faith Reunion

This prayer is for use at Jewish/Muslim interfaith gatherings. I wrote it about an hour ago in response to a tweet from Rabbi Rachel Barenblat asking…

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Cornerstone

This prayer honors the pioneers and advocates for women in Jewish religious life and communal leadership. The idea came to me one Rosh Chodesh morning at…

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Prayer after Abuse by Clergy

This is a difficult new prayer to address a challenge that sadly reflects our times. It is written to be quite flexible, with both optional lines…

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From R’ Akiva’s Tomb

Today I walked to the tombs of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato (the Ramchal). It was a pleasant uphill walk of about 25 minutes, with…

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On Spiritual Service

Congratulations to Rabbi Andrea London on her installation as senior rabbi of Beth Emet: The Free Synagogue. Our worship was awesome, the study was lead by rabbi/scholars…

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