Sacred Practices with Psalm 27

Aug 28, 2019 by

These 50 days from the first of Elul to the end of Sukkot and the celebration of Simchat Torah can be overwhelming for clergy, with...

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Psalm 27:4 In God’s [Not...

Aug 8, 2019 by

I wrote the draft of what would come to be a Reflection for Focus in my book, Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27, “In God’s...

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Esa Einai: I Lift My Eyes

Aug 6, 2019 by

We must carry the pain of this world, feel its weight, its sadness, and its burden.We live as one humanity, in one world, one...

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Opening My Heart with Psalm 27

Jul 22, 2019 by

Some say there is a distinction for some between being an author and being a writer–authors write books and writers,...

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For Danny, Elyse, and Devra z”...

Jul 9, 2019 by

This poem was written after hearing the tragic news about the sudden death of the child of dear friends and colleagues. Their lives...

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Tragedy and Transcendence: Ope...

Apr 19, 2019 by

Rabbi Joe Black read this opening prayer for the Colorado State House of Representatives before they began their session on...

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The Wonders of Our Past and Fu...

Dec 27, 2018 by

I often think about the future.   Of course, that is pretty vague.  I think about tomorrow, weeks ahead, months ahead…and so...

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A New Voice for Ancient Yearni...

Nov 16, 2018 by

As wildfires burned in California, hundreds of missiles rained down on Israel from Gaza. Fire on the ground and fire from the air,...

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