Tag Archives: God

#blogElul 2017 – Day 16: Pray

                  I thank you, God, for all these things: For my baby; my brilliant, beautiful baby from whom Your light emanates. Thank you for Your gentle ruach that created her miraculous entry … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 2017 – Day 2: Search

Somewhere, there must be a way away from demons devouring the quintessence of my Neshama destroying the marrow growing the cells of love and kindness drinking my lifeblood vampires on a feeding orgy leaving only an empty shell. Please, God, … Continue reading

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Day 6: Believe (still running behind…)

Did you ever listen to the NPR five-minute broadcast called This I Believe? A different piece ran every Monday for four years, sadly ending in 2009. NPR re-instituted the concept, which was the brainchild of celebrated journalist Edward R. Murrow, … 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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A Day For Naming

This weekend was Shavuot – the date where (allegedly) God gave Moses the 10 Commandments. It is one of the four holidays in the Jewish calendar when we say Yizkor (a service of remembrance for loved ones who have died). … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 10: Join

Not much of interest came to mind last night as I tried to write about “Join” in the context of Exodus. I wrote myself a list, which included the Israelites joining together as a people after being freed from slavery, … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 9: Bitter

Bitter herbs – maror – that’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about “bitter” in the context of Exodus, and the upcoming Seder. Maror – representing the bitterness of slavery suffered by our ancestors. A life of … Continue reading

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