A Prayer of Courage and Consol...

Jun 2, 2020 by

Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar is a poet, spiritual counselor, inspirational speaker, and author of CCAR Press publications Omer: A Counting,...

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‘I Can’t Breathe&#...

Jun 1, 2020 by

As we watch with heavy hearts the events of late May and early June and witness innocent Americans exercising their right to protest...

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Rabbi Karyn Kedar on Faith, Co...

May 22, 2020 by

Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar is a poet, spiritual counselor, inspirational speaker, and author of CCAR Press publications Omer: A Counting,...

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Gratitude and Tears: Finding H...

Mar 19, 2020 by

These days, witnessing and receiving acts of kindness makes me cry. In this strange time of coronavirus, most of those tears come...

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In Unity and Hope

Dec 13, 2019 by

This prayer was written by Alden Solovy and Rabbi Ilene Harkavy Haigh at the 2019 URJ Biennial in response to the many conversations...

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Book Excerpt: “Amen: See...

Dec 9, 2019 by

CCAR Press is honored to release Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar’s latest book, Amen: Seeking Presence with Prayer, Poetry and Mindfulness...

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“Gates” as an Endu...

Sep 6, 2018 by

At Neilah, the closing service at the end of Yom Kippur, we imagine ourselves standing at the gates of heaven, urgently pleading for...

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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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