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This blessing honors the soul present inside every human.
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On Sukkot, we read the words of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), a person bitterly reflecting on his older years. Does aging have to be negative, calling everything that brings pleasure pointless?
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A poem on the inconsistency of time passing.
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“So teach me to number my days / Savor the music of the birds / Entwine my branches with those of others”
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“Shine to me, stars. / There’s too much light.”
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“World events do not recognize my opinions”
I Am Learning
“My knees creak and twinge / as I bend to bless”
Bending to Bless

“Jacob gave his blessings, / although some say he faltered”

Vayekhi: Words

“Blessed are You, God, who turns the hearts of parents toward children”

The Burden and the Blessings: A Prayer for Those Caring for an Aging Parent

“Life returns itself to Life.”

What I am Coming to Know: Vayeitzei

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