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A new interpretation of the Shehekhiyanu to acknowledge imperfect situations.
hands comforting hands
This ritual brings together and honors people who may be struggling on Mother’s Day.
a white rose and tealight
“Now, your breath is within me. / And Kaddish is like a love letter.” 
a collage with the words of the Kaddish and pastel watercolors
“I offer instead / my presence…”
sunbeams coming through the fog in the forest
“May the windows of our prayers / move us into the world of vision…”
a giant sunflower looms against the blue sky
A poem marking the 40th day of fighting after the attacks on October 7th.
a thunderstorm in a dark sky
The poet frames the loss of life in Israel and in Gaze with this powerful liturgy
man bringing flowers to grave in cemetery
An greeting for mourners orienting towards one another.
a person in shadow bent in grief
“We get to Kaddish, I just hit a wall…”
a person stands in a sunset, holding a candle

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