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Day 19 – A Healing Suggestion

19 Elul 5776 by Donna Fliegler When my daughter died in May, Rabbi Cohen suggested that I join a Vitas Bereavement Group that would meet at the Temple.  We gathered together nine weeks ago, a group of women in various stages of grief for husbands, a partner, fathers, a nephew, a brother and in my […]

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Day 17 – Monica’s Thoughts

17 Elul 5776 by Monica Engel How’s your day going?  I’m sure you’ve been asked that rhetorical question by your local bank teller or store clerk. Now I’m asking… how is your day going? My best days are when I reach out to a friend I haven’t called in too long a time, when the eyelashes on my […]

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Day 15 – Look Deeper into Beauty

15 Elul 5776 by Rhea Dorn This world contains the glorious and the horrible that pulls us here and there, close and far. It batters our senses.  When you are overcome with beauty at moments when you do not expect it, examine it and give it a thorough inspection. Don’t just give it a quick […]

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Day 14 – On the Journey

14 Elul 5776 by Paula Pitluk I have read Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Journey” many times over the years and have it hanging over my desk. It speaks to me of leaving, but more than that, of beginning. It speaks of first steps. It speaks of being awake in the world. What better time than […]

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Day 12 – Voting for God

12 Elul 5776 by Sydell Walencewicz Since we are in a presidential election year I would like to present my recommended slate. “Voting for God” by Anonymous “What church do you go to?” asked a seven year old youngster of a neighbor child. “I don’t go to church.  I go to temple.  I am Jewish.” […]

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