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Day 9 – 1897 a poem in 4 voices

9 Elul 5776 by Martin Nakell the following is a dialogue between an israeli man (“lo” – “him”) and an israeli woman (“la” – “her”). their dialogue is interspersed with headlines from the 2011 jerusalem post. i often write in only lower-case letters – the first zionist congress was held in 1897 lo = him, […]

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Day 8 – At the Intersection of Ch’i and Ruach

8 Elul 5776 by Susan Sherman This summer I had the opportunity to spend 2 weeks in China with 180 fellow martial artists. We spent time traveling to Shanghai, the Wudang Mountains, Dengfeng and Beijing. We visited the usual tourist sights and trained with extraordinary martial arts masters who specialized in Shoalin Kung Fu karate and […]

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Day 6 –  A Biblical Cat Story?

6 Elul 5776 by Ingrid Rothman In June, my house consisted of 3 cats-Mimi 15 years, Timmy 7 years and Don Juan somewheres around 10 years(inherited from my Mom). Sweet healthy Mimi suddenly died (possible stroke). Our hearts were broken, but no way was I going to get another cat. Then, a week after Mimi […]

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Day 5 – An Elul PSA

8 Elul 5776 by Lisa Ackerman On a daily basis, I feel anger, frustration, defeat, irritation, disappointment, disgust, fear. I also feel gratitude, awe, love, hope, empathy, bravery, friendship, peace. Such is life. I don’t say happiness because I don’t know what that means. If it is euphoria and complete acceptance of my life how […]

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Day 4 – Hineini Meditation

4 Elul 5776 by Cantor David Reinwald Find yourself in a few short moments of solitude as Cantor Reinwald leads you in a meditation on Hineini (“Here I am”) – a special meditation for the month of Elul. Meditation written and narrated by Cantor David Reinwald Music: “Moonlight Sonata” by L. Beethoven

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Day 2 – The Bridge

2 Elul 5776 by Scott Friedman As you think about your future, close your eyes and imagine you are standing in front of a bridge. Your bridge may or may not look like mine. Your bridge may be in another city, country, or world than mine. The scenery around your bridge could be anything you […]

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Day 1 – Disneyland Half Marathon

1 Elul 5776 by Rabbi Heidi Cohen A good friend of mine has been challenging me to run the Disneyland Half Marathon with her. Her argument, “Heidi, you love Disneyland so much, you have to experience Disneyland this way too!” Now, let’s get something straight, I’ve never been a runner and actually, my mom and […]

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