Tag Archives: Elul

#BlogElul 4: Understand

When I saw today’s theme, I was tempted to write: “See Day 3.” Because I kinda sorta wrote about understanding yesterday. (Silly me…didn’t look ahead.) But that would be the easy way out. And I’m not really known for that … Continue reading

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Yamim Noraim and the Refugee Crisis

It’s that time of the year again. Yamim Noraim. Days of Awe. Yom Tov. Getting your name into the Book of Life and having it sealed. Reflecting, praying your heart out, forgiving, asking forgiveness, doing t’shuva, atoning, fasting, and ultimately, … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 29: Return

              Return is an oddity in the context of Elul I don’t want to return to who I was before all my reflections and ponderings. I think of it instead as re-turn taking a … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 28: Give

              To give is to receive is a truth – not a truism – for me. My life is enriched by the act of giving my heart is healed and whole my soul connects … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 27: Intend

              Intention is powerful it requires action mindful attention a commitment more than a hope or an idle dream. My intent is a pledge a solemn vow to act. I intend this year to … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 26: Hope

              Prayer – 5775 Each new year begins with hope for endings of our harmful ways and beginnings of growth and return. For myself, I hope to stop hating myself to keep writing poetry … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 25: Begin

Begin to end harmful behaviors toward others and my self. Begin to love my self and others with intention.   Begin to dare others and my self to act with kindness. Begin to change impatience in my self so I … Continue reading

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