Yom Kippur: Breaking the Mold

In Kabbalah, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is an internal world within us longing for healing, connection, purpose and repair. Within this internal world we engage in the process of purging all the toxins from our lives. Each Shofar blast we hear on Yom Kippur reflects the meaning of this Holy time of year. 1. …

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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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The Ten Agreements

Ten Agreements I wrote based off “The Ten Commandments.” 1. No Other Gods Before Me: We agree not to allow the manmade gods of ego, greed, envy, arrogance and religious superiority to represent Divinity or diminish the Divinity of other beings. 2. Graven Images: We agree to free ourselves from deeply engraved beliefs that don’t …

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