Sunday, 23 January 2011 09:02

decide to encounter God

art-siddur4Decisiveness is a middah that really holds the amidah together. This shows up in a few particular ways.

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:22

positive interruptions

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Our patience is tested the most when we encounter life circumstances that alter our vision of how the world around us should look. These circumstances most often come in the form of interruption.

Some interruptions are minor and irritating (traffic jam, long line at the market, etc.). Some interruptions feel devastating (death of a loved one, serious illness, etc.). Patience does not let us off the hook. We still have to do our part to initiate change, but patience is crucial in those circumstances in which we have to deal with the hand we've been given. A key prayer in the Siddur utilizes moments of interruption as opportunities to connect with God and one another: kaddish.

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