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July 21, 2016
By bethmordecai
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DAY 1468: A Prayer to Breathe

Dear Hevreh, Below you'll find a prayer I wrote in honor of the victims of the Dallas shooting which I'll be reading at a vigil today organized by the Perth Amboy Chaplain Corps. I will be speaking on this prayer (and the sources quoted) during my talk tonight. Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Ari Saks Adonai Elohei Haruchot L'khol Basar, God, Source of the breath of all flesh (Numbers 27:15) You breathed your spirit into the nostrils of the First Human (Genesis 2:7) Imbuing our earthly bodies with your heavenly spirit (Rashi on Genesis 2:7) A pure spirit (Talmud Masekhet B'rakhot 60b; Birkhot Hashahar) So as long as I breathe, I acknowledge Your Presence (Talmud Masekhet B'rakhot 60b; Birkhot Hashahar) Lord in this moment of hamas, of anger and hostility (Genesis[...]

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August 8, 2013
By bethmordecai
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DAY 404: The Pausing Effect of Shabbat…Especially THIS Shabbat

Dear Hevreh, In previous messages I've talked at length about the need to pause, to take stock of where you are in this moment in order to prepare yourself for the next moment. Shabbat is a wonderful opportunity to take that pause because it is a yom m'nuhah, a day of rest, meaning that it's primary purpose is to force us to pause the hustle and bustle of our weeks to check where we are and where we're going. With the High Holidays around the corner, what better way to check our spiritual "temperature" than with the "thermometer" of Shabbat? Especially this Shabbat, the first one of the month of Elul, a month in which we are commanded to blow the shofar[...]

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March 8, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Parashat P’kudei (פקודי) — Can We Ever Finish Our Work?

2013/5773 (Triennial) -- Can We Ever Finish Our Work? Double Torah Portion: Vayakhel/P'kudei The pace of our lives is ever frantic and it never seems that we have any time to breathe. In fact, it is often possible to feel guilty when we're not busy with something. Can this week's Torah portion, and Moses and God in particular, teach us about how to rest in the midst of the craziness of life? Are we doomed to work till we drop or can there be some respite?

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