Everyday Holiness. Finding the holy in the everyday helps ensure that we don't take life for granted.

Imagine reciting 100 blessings each day—that’s what the Talmud teaches (Menachot 43b). According to tradition, we should say these blessings over experiences ranging from waking and eating to wearing new clothes or starting a journey. There is even a prayer for smelling a freshly mown lawn. Why? Blessings remind us that our lives are full of moments waiting to be lived fully. The act of thanking God for creating fragrant grass turns an everyday occurrence into something holy.

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The Rhythm of Wonder: A Prayer for Radical Amazement

By Alden Solovy
You are standing on a star. The winds of creation blow through you. Of course, this is neither literally true nor scientifically accurate. Yet, these quirky statements are an invitation to living...  more
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A Physician's Prayer

Shared by Rabbi Eric Weiss
A prayer to be said by a physician before performing their work   more
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Creating a Happiness Practice

By Mike Tannebaum
When our culture is filled with messages that tell us we must be happy and to find a quick fix to deal with negative emotions, it can be difficult to work on cultivating genuine happiness. During...  more
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Are You a Gatekeeper?

By Shelly Christensen
Fourteen years ago I accompanied Stephanie to meet with the rabbi of one of the synagogues in my hometown of Minneapolis. It was a unique experience for Stephanie, who lives with cerebral palsy and...  more
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