“Psalms and Prayers For a New Day” (Sukkot / 5781)

“This Grateful Heart” is a lovely book brimming with a treasure trove of beautiful, soulful and inspirational prayers by Alden Solovy: To Bend Light Please click the links below to read two of my favorite prayers from his body of work. Rejoice and For Autumn © 2017 CCAR Press: Order This Grateful Heart. CCAR —The Central …

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Eilu Devarim: These Are The Words

This prayer is called “Eilu/Elu Devarim” (These are the Words), sometimes called “the Rabbinical Ten Commandments.” It’s an ancient prayer from the Talmud that remains a pivotal part of Jewish morning prayer liturgy today. The deeds listed are considered to be mitzvot (obligations) beyond measure. I wrote my own interpretation: These are the practices that …

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