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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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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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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“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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