Category Archives: God

#blogExodus – Day 6: Tell

Exodus is all about telling – mostly God telling Moses what to say, and Moses parroting it. God directs Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Let my people go,” and then hardens Pharaoh’s heart, so that the Israelites are not released – … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 5: Hide

It feels to me like there’s a lot of hiding going on in the beginning of Exodus. Moses’s mother hides Moses from the Egyptians, who would have drowned Moses in the Nile. After she put him in a basket and … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 4: Grow

As I thought about today’s topic, it seemed natural to speak of nature. It is Spring, after all, and grass should be greening, flowers should come to life. Hah! I live in the Boston area, and no bud has yet … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 3: Cleanse

First, I have to get my brain away from the image of “Mr. Clean,” as well as the song. OK. I’m ready. I’ve cleansed myself of him. (Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean…)   On a more serious note, I’m curious about … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 2: Bless

I’m pondering what purpose blessings actually serve in our lives. OK – in my life. Right now, I’m receiving a lot of them, because I’m sneezing like crazy. (For a great explication of why we bless people when they sneeze, … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 1: Begin

Every journey, every story, must have a beginning. For me, the story of Exodus has, at its beginning, the burning bush. More specifically, Moses’s mindfulness after he first notices the bush. He takes the time to “turn aside” to ponder … Continue reading

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God in Community

I’ve been thinking a lot about community. My Rabbi talked recently about how it is a defining part of our synagogue. About God in community. I feel that very strongly, but there are many members of our synagogue community who … Continue reading

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Healing – Bonus Day: O. M. G. – How Could I Forget?

Oh. My. God. How could I have forgotten? Forest, meet trees. Trees, meet forest. How could I heal without God? Without faith and trust? Without belief? I couldn’t. I wouldn’t have. Not without knowing. Not without contemplation. Oh. My God. … Continue reading

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Where is God? Any God?

Maybe I feel things too deeply. Maybe things cut into my heart in a way that they don’t for others. Maybe I need medication to dull the piercing pain I am experiencing these days. Tonight I went to a wonderful, … Continue reading

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Blessings – Day 26

The End! (Oh no…any thoughts about what I can do next?) Day 26/Verse 26 of acrostic prayer poem*: Thank you God for the blessing of zealotry, for zigzagging to zetetic zen. Each day for the past 26 days, I have … Continue reading

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