I’M OVER THE MACCABEES, A Hanukkah Prayer

Baruch Atah Adonai, Brucha At Shechina, Ruach HaOlam: I’m over the Maccabees. I’m done with fanatics. I’m done with extremists who demand purity. I’m done with fundamentalists who shut women up. I’m done with religions that kill. I’m over the Seleucids. I’m done with invaders. I’m done with outsiders telling anyone how to live in […]

Our Broken Hearts: A Prayer For When Life Is A Struggle

Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk: “There is nothing so whole as a broken heart.” Blessed Mystery,  Our hearts are broken open and everything that was hidden comes pouring out. First comes our anger and resentment, Then our fear and anxiety, Then our hurt and the grief. And just when we think it’s done and we are […]

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