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Stages of Grief: The Cosmic Swirl

So I started the required reading for Grief 101: On Grief and Grieving by Kubler-Ross and Kessler. I eyed the cover for a few weeks, then read the back. Today I opened it and scanned the table of contents. I … Continue reading

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The Awl and the Door

Seems like almost all my posts lately have been about mortality. Here’s a little break. Parshah Re’eh (Deuteronomy 12-16) is packed with structures and laws put in place to protect us from each other and to guide us into a … Continue reading

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Mourning, Mortality, Psalm 39, and Tish B’Av

Preparing for Tish B’Av tonight, as a non-Jew I have never done the fasting this sombre holy day requires. I know I have a lot to learn about all the reasons for us to remember this day with great mourning … Continue reading

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Our Relationships

I love a good romantic story where two people, who clearly were meant to be together forever, somehow find each other successfully and weather all the storms of doubt and distrust to walk off into the sunset, holding hands, their … Continue reading

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V’ahavta: And You Shall Love With All Your Heart #2: Leap Year (Not) But George MacDonald’s Is Hot

As I’ve mentioned, the Artscroll Tehillim (Psalms) and George MacDonald’s Diary of an Old Soul are my steady morning companions. If I fail to start the day with these, the day itself seems to lose its hue. So yesterday, February … Continue reading

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V’ahavta—And You Shall Love With All Your Heart: Anxiety and TM

Morning comes again. Dreams are abandoned for the business, pain, pleasure, and striving of the day. How can we get through the events and demands of this day and still feel peaceful inside, in touch with our true inner values … Continue reading

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I Shall Trust and Not Fear

I was waylaid by liturgy today. There I was, traipsing along feeling free on the high road, unencumbered by the ancient words I read, translating them into my life today, taking liberties with the meaning to support what I have … Continue reading

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