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Wilderness Prayer

I was in the wilderness.
You couldn't tell at the time.
The sand dunes were as heavy as my silences.
Far gone from my destination, I pretended that I arrived.

But the walking kept me from disappearing.
And the weeping became the well from which I drew my healing.

Not all at once. 
A few gradual sips of the sunrise.
And then more.
Drinking in the colors, distance, and vision.
The notion that every sunset is followed by this beginning.
But that's still not reason to wander.

Being lost taught me to linger. 
And that every single moment is worth more than forever.

Aimless steps stretch out time.

Reminding us that our desert thirst is worth more the mythic homes we set out for.

And to walk is greater than to grasp.

 

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How to Forgive: Opening Our Hearts in Elul

Why is forgiveness so hard? How can Jewish texts help us grapple with this complicated, heart-opening process?

Join Rabbi Vivie Mayer and Ritualwell for an online course on forgiveness in preparation for Yom Kippur. In three sessions during the month of Elul, we will study, connect, and create as we immerse in the topic of forgiveness. 

Wednesdays, 12pm–1:15pm EST, August 8, 15, 22

Register by August 1st and receive 10% off D'vorah Horn's new Teshuvah Cardsa perfect complement to the course!

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