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My Travels with the Covid Vaccine and the Prayer that Helped Me

I got my first shot of the Moderna vaccine January 5. As I walked from the vaccine injection booth to the open observation room where I was to sit for 15 minutes to be monitored for a reaction, I felt like I had completed a dangerous journey. I walked through tumultuous waves made of concern, fear, debate, much scientific investigation and even more emotional reckoning and soul searching that had occupied most of my time, awake or asleep for weeks. Continue reading

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Candles and Covid

I light 2 menorahs each night of Chanukah. One is the traditional House of Hillel (what we were taught in Hebrew School) way that increases the number of candles each night. The other is according to the House of Shammai that decreases the candles each night. I have been doing this for years. Continue reading

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Sukkot- A Place of Our Own

Jewish holidays are multi-layered. They recall our history and speak to current times. The cords of ancient ceremony entwine with modern day. Religious practice has been enhanced with a psychological and wider spiritual dimension which moves us from only a communal to a deeply personal encounter. These meaning-making additions create a relevancy to what we experience far from the sands of our lost Temple. This has created a multi-faceted dimension and significance to celebration that we can access and step toward each month. Continue reading

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A Tale for Today

When gratitude is the most difficult to find, it is the time we need it the most. But you can find its grace in this story “The Tent of Gratitude’. Continue reading

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Entering the Space Between Us

We would be fools not be afraid. This is ripping every emotional, social, and economic system to its shredding point. But we do not have to lose ourselves to this modern fall from what could be our redemptive amends for all that we have wrought. We can do this. You got this. I got this Continue reading

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The Hebrew Month of Av

  The Month of Av The summer is at its most high. The sun sits strong and holds court with our patience and ability to go about our days when the earth beneath us sends its heat toward us. The … Continue reading

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11/12 and Counting-Election Reflection

11/12 and Counting Tuesday: I went to sleep half an hour before the election was called. My sleep was grey and dreamless. Wednesday:  I awoke unable to take my usual deep and nourishing morning breath. The only thing I could … Continue reading

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The Divine Presence

In the month of Elul the Earth, our world is born. In the following month of Tishrei, we are born, specifically on Rosh Hashanah. It is said in these two months God/Goddess,the Divine(Ha Melech-the King in traditional Jewish liturgy) is … Continue reading

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Shavuot

SHAVUOT Wrapped in the whispers of stars and ages Inspiration from above like a glittered swath is around my shoulders. It is a shawl of time and ancestors, Breath beats eternal. Of vision and wisdom, I am surrounded by the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

We often just feel we are at our beginnings and our endings; but we are really always in our present. Blessings that this year gift us with the courage and peace to stand there strong and bow there in humbleness. … Continue reading

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