Category: Healing from Illness

Faith Zap Love. Today
By Gari Julius Weilbacher
August 11, 2020
Although it rarely makes a difference to me, most people feel more comfortable knowing how to pronounce my name. It's "gar-ee"—the first syllable rhymes with star, or scar. I have three scars, to be exact, and they are mine.
A Plague of Darkness
By Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
March 31, 2020
There is a plague of darkness that has fallen not only on our land but upon the world
Bittersweet Shehekheyanu: A Revised Blessing for Gratitude and Loss
By Ilana Schatz
October 17, 2019
I needed a way to spiritually acknowledge and accept these transitional moments which are a mixed blessing.
Removing “Kosher” from our Mikveh Terminology
By Sheridan Gayer
August 28, 2018
It is revealing that quite regularly women tell me they prefer not to feel like a side of beef being kashered in her immersion process.
Thief with a Key: On Dementia
By Ariel Neshama Lee
January 17, 2017
The thief does not need a key. The thief does not show up on cameras because it is already inside of her. 
Seeking Light #After Cancer
By Rabbi Ilana Garber
December 6, 2015
They kept telling me that once we got through the terrible summer, the “summer of yuck” as we called it, that I would find light, happiness and health. They tried to reassure me, as we checked each week of chemo off the calendar, that I was one step closer to relief, to a happy ending, to life after cancer. They promised – everyone promised – that I’d feel better, that I’d resume work and parenting and everything in between, and that I’d be able to put cancer far behind me and move on.
Iyar is the Month of Healing: On Creating a Jewish Healing Circle
By Sue Gurland
April 20, 2015
In Kabbalah, the current month on the Hebrew calendar, Iyar, is the month of healing. Its spelling—aleph, yud, yud, resh—corresponds to the first letters of the words “Ani Yud-Yud Rofecha,” “I am G-d your Healer.” As I prepare for the Jewish Healing Circle I lead each month at my synagogue, I am struck by what a powerful healing tool it has become.
The True Power of Prayer
By Rabbi Margot Stein
January 30, 2013
I knew that if ever I needed to be on the receiving end of pastoral support, I would want my amazing circle of close friends and spirit buddies around me. But I didn’t know how much I would need the blessing of their deep presence until the nightmare unfolded. 

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