Shalekhet (Fallen Leaves)

Shalekhet (Fallen Leaves) שַׁלֶּכֶתA sacred space, a place to be, An escape from the summer heatOur souls sit among the cloudsWatching the stars igniteTwinkling, sparkling, gleamingLike shiny pieces of broken dreamsCalling upon the elementsTo bring us a season of wholenessAs leaves of orange, red and goldDrift down from branchesThat will soon be as starkAs the winter’s sleepThe …

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“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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The Simple Pleasures of Sukkot

The festival of Sukkot began at sundown on October 2nd and ends at sundown on October 9th. On Sukkot we shake the Lulav and Etrog in Six Directions (blessing all elements of the Earth) dine, relax, socialize or even sleep in a Sukkah — a temporary hut — signifying the transience of all things. https://youtu.be/RZ5t-t-AJ7E

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