Modern Voice, Ancient Yearning

Jul 17, 2018 by

Contemporary liturgy is a response to the call of the siddur and the call of our hearts. The siddur carries the weight of history,...

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Prayer on Yom HaShoah – ...

Apr 12, 2018 by

Our God and God of compassion: In the Jewish Calendar – this day is called Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day. This morning we...

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When It’s Time to Stop P...

Apr 4, 2018 by

Two weekends ago, many of us took to the streets with our communities to “March For Our Lives,” and last weekend we welcomed the...

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Prayer in the Aftermath of a T...

Feb 21, 2018 by

Our God and God of all people, God of the Rich and God of the poor. God of the teacher and God of the student. God of the families...

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My Mind Roars in Turmoil

Feb 20, 2018 by

My mind roars in turmoil. Far away from my kitchen table, sit parents weeping at their own struggling with the unimaginable So...

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A Prayer of Gratitude from URJ...

Dec 14, 2017 by

Take a moment to be fully grateful for just one thing in your life. That little pause may be enough to change your outlook and your...

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Delve Deeper into the Siddur

Nov 29, 2017 by

Upon three things, our tradition says, the world stands:  upon Torah, upon worship, and upon acts of loving-kindness. Of the three,...

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The Relevance of Prayer in the...

Nov 14, 2017 by

The morning after the Las Vegas Massacre, several identical posts appeared on Facebook, many from rabbis, declaring that ‘Prayer is...

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