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Yotzer/Yotzeret Or: Creating Light
By Rabbi G. Rayzel Raphael with Rabbi Liz Bolton
Based on traditional texts of praise
Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael
By Ruth F. Brin, z”l
For guidance and in praise of creation
My Thoughts Awaken Me to See You
By Rabbi Moses ibn Ezra
Appreciation of the sun's creation by the 11th-century poet and philosopher
Birkat HaChammah: Blessing of the Sun
At the Sea: A Meditation before "Mi Chamocha"
By Rabbi Leila Gal Berner
A meditation before the "Mi Chamocha" prayer preceding the "
The Silver Thread Ritual
By Abby Caplin and Ami Goodman
In support of Women of the Wall
A Prayer for Creation
By Rabbi David Mevorach Seidenberg
Appropriate at all times and particularly suitable during the week that the chapter of Noah is the
After a Miscarriage: Hold Me Now
By Vicki Hollander
A contemporary prayer asking for God's sustenance and "holding" through this difficult period
A Prayer to be Said upon Entering the Ninth Month of Pregnancy
By Dr. Giuseppe Cohen, translated by Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
From an Italian collection of 18th century prayers for married women written by Dr. Giuseppe
and presented to his bride as a wedding gift.
A Prayer for the Wonder of Our Bodies
This prayer from the morning service expresses awe at the intricate workings of the human body. It is traditionally recited after one uses the bathroom, and may be recited before or after a medical examination or procedure.