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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Prayers for a Time of Separati...

Apr 27, 2020 by

In the current reality of social distancing due to COVID-19, it has become clear that we need new rituals. Just like the transition...

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A Prayer for the Frustrated an...

Apr 16, 2020 by

As a result of the the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have faced or are facing the reality of long-awaited celebrations and gatherings...

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A Passover Like No Other

Apr 8, 2020 by

Last year we ended our Seders with “Next year in Jerusalem,” imagining a new year filled with hopes and dreams realized,...

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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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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...

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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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