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breathing and the א of revelation

a Zoom-enabled med­i­ta­tion cir­cle Dur­ing this time of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic “shel­ter­ing at home” Cen­tral Syn­a­gogue in Man­hat­tan has been main­tain­ing a Zoom-medi­at­ed dai­ly med­i­ta­tion prac­tice. A dai­ly call-in med­i­ta­tion prac­tice and a lit­tle Torah to help relieve stress and cen­ter the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Cosmic Illumination

May the Breath of the cos­mos illu­mi­nate us and be gen­er­ous to us. May we be strong as lions (ארי) full of awe (ירא) for the light that illu­mines (מאיר) us, reflects (מראה) from us, and that oth­ers see (ראה) … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Growing Haggadah (2019)

New edi­tion avail­able for down­load With Avigail’s edi­to­r­i­al involve­ment, the longer fal­low peri­ods between edi­tions of this Hag­gadah have short­ened. The pre­vi­ous print­ed edi­tion is only 2 years old. Before that, they were fur­ther years apart. While I remain fair­ly sat­is­fied, I am … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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strengthen our covenantal relationships

    Mish­neh Torah, Bless­ings 10:16; based on Gen­e­sis 9:11 May we strength­en our covenan­tal rela­tion­ships as we reflect and rein­force the love of a car­ing uni­verse.   Linoleum cut pro­duced by Mark, August 2018 ©Mark Hurvitz 2018 last year’s card … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Fake News vs. Truth a case of Goliath vs. David

Is Fake News vs. Truth a case of Goliath vs. David? Once we knew one truth Over forty years ago, Rab­bi Richard N. Levy wrote a para­graph that entered the Gates of Prayer Sid­dur. I quot­ed from it in a ser­mon dur­ing the Clin­ton … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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may our cups overflow

Psalm 23:5b May our efforts in the New Yearover­flow with good­nes­sand help cre­ate a world of whole­ness and peace.   Linoleum cut pro­duced by Mark, Sep­tem­ber 2014 The “cup” is brown, “over­flow” is in shades of blue.

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#blogelul — be

mad man Ad man William Bern­bach devel­oped a num­ber of famous cam­paigns. For our pur­pose today, his most impor­tant is that for Levy’s bak­ery. Cor­rec­tion (Jan­u­ary 14, 2014): the woman behind the man! Judy Por­tas died Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 7, 2014 at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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jewish environmentalism and tu b’sh’vat

a thought regard­ing the his­to­ry of Jew­ish envi­ron­men­tal­ism In Jan­u­ary of 1970 I need­ed to make (what for me then was) a sig­nif­i­cant per­son­al deci­sion. I was born on Jan­u­ary 22 on the Gre­go­ri­an cal­en­dar. How­ev­er, the year I was born, that date cor­re­spond­ed … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul : counting

the num­bers’ game [Note: not all of the but­tons used to illus­trat­ed this game rep­re­sent the con­cept expressed in the num­bers; some are used because they dis­play that num­ber.] The chil­dren played by the shore, allow­ing the ball to bounce … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul : inventory

keep­ing track of… We each need and want to keep track of dif­fer­ent things. We all need to track our behav­ior. Some of us like to know what music we’ve lis­tened to, what con­certs we’ve heard. Oth­ers pay close atten­tion … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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