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Echoes of Elul Day 28: Transitions

By Alden Solovy G-d of sacred moments, G-d of endings and beginnings, Hear this prayer for guidance and deliverance As my life moves in new directions, Onto new paths, Into uncertain water. Grant me courage as an answer to fear, As the winds blow, Strength as an answer to doubt, As the storms gather, And […]

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Echoes of Elul Day 27: BEHIND

By Martin Nakell i walk on an unpaved pebbled dirt road. someone walks beside me. on either side, stubble growth abandoned stone and cement buildings, bunkers. a little boy named martin nakell with arm outstretched comes running up behind me. he calls out daddy! daddy! turning, taking him by his outstretched hand, i bring him […]

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Echoes of Elul Day 26: Mind Games

By Arielle Ohls Starting over, year after year, always begins with reflection on the past. What worked, what didn’t, what I could do better, what I learned from this, etc. I believe we all have the tendency to dwell in the “what we could have done better realm.” We hope that it will, in turn, […]

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Echoes of Elul Day 25: Challenge Accepted

By Lori Griffin That morning of June 14, 2021, when I received an email from Mitch Cohen asking me to chair the Settled Rabbi Search Committee, was the beginning of something new for me.  I have been on many TBS committees, over the years, but I have never been responsible for something so monumentally important.  […]

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Echoes of Elul Day 23: Scuba Diving

By Ethan Winston (age 10) One new thing that I recently learned was scuba diving. First, I had to complete online course work. The online courses were long, hard, and fun. Then, I learned how to assemble my gear together. Assembling my gear was hard and challenging. Once my gear was assembled, I learned how […]

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Echoes of Elul Day 22: My Blessing

By Monica Engel Five years ago, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. It came as a big surprise because I was hospitalized with what the doctors thought was a lung issue. Needless to say, my first thought was how much longer will I live. After arriving home and adjusting to the bad news, I […]

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Rabbi’s Corner: Gratitude

I was unpacking a box the other day and found this small, laminated tri-fold “T’filat Todah – Prayer of Thanks” card. “Thank you, God for all that things that I do have, and thank you God for the things that I don’t have. Thank you for my periodic difficulties, my occasional setbacks, and for the […]

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