“Al Cheyt” for White Jews in 5781. A modern prayer for a troubled world. Jewish Boston.
A prayer for George Floyd
Each community sets its own boundaries. In my synagogue, 10 on video conference can recite the Mourner’s Kaddish — but we are not reading the Torah.
It can be tough to pray using a computer. But it can happen. For God is not located in a synagogue, but wherever and whenever we let God in.
Patients often have high levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Prayer stimulates the release of hormones that can restore calm and promote healing.
“We had this enterprising spirit: If you can’t find it, build it,” Abrams said. “Which I think is very Jewish.”
For the sin we committed by inappropriate sexual advances…For the sin we committed through inappropriate use of power…
Sometimes I feel skeptical about all the promises meditation practitioners claim, but I go to meditation class more regularly than synagogue.
Personal crisis, tragedy and loneliness are the main reasons people pray.
As a teacher in an Orthodox boys’ school, I’m told to leave the room for prayer times. The message to my students is clear.