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  • Maya Angelou: Teacher of Quiet, Lady of Grace

    By Ilana Angel

    May 28, 2014 | 7:23 am

    This was originally posted on October 16, 2013. Dr. Angelou passed away today and my heart weeps. I will forever admire this woman. Thank you Maya, for easing my sorrow and teaching me to see the joy that surrounds me daily.

    I was speaking to someone about Maya Angelou yesterday...

  • GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST: WHERE DO YOU FEEL AWE?

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 17, 2013 | 4:04 am

    FALL 2013 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST
    Free Entry $1,000usd in CASH PRIZES
    Contest will run September 11 through November 28, 2013.


    We are looking for an article about a place you are grateful for or a memorable holiday that you shared with a special loved one or a place...

  • Old Stomping Grounds

    By Jeremy Fine

    March 4, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    Last week I returned to New York to attend a conference for the first time since commencing my pulpit in St. Paul, Minnesota. I had lived in New York for the better part of seven years, mostly while in Rabbinical School. During that time, not only did I make close friends but I...

  • Reflections on Gratitude

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    November 23, 2011 | 7:18 am

    For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends

    Thanksgiving By Ralph Waldo Emerson

    It’s been a difficult year for many of my patients. Some have had catastrophic health...

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  • Gratitude

    By Rob Eshman

    July 26, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    Susan Orleans gets it almost exactly right when she writes in her New Yorker blog Free Range about the simple, concrete pleasure of waking up in the morning and feeding the chickens.

    She lives out in the country now and has a few chickens.  Every morning she lugs them a bucket of...

  • Goat Alert: Avoid Mark Zuckerberg

    By Lauren Bottner

    June 1, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    New Year’s Resolutions:
    1. Wear a tie every day
    2. Learn Chinese
    3. Kill a goat??

    I get that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, is innovative.  I’m all for swimming against the stream and forging your own path. But I’d rather my chicken arrives from the grocery store without a...

  • Being Grateful

    By Misha Henckel

    November 24, 2010 | 2:57 pm

    We all know that it is important to be grateful. But how many of us actually practice gratitude? No! We are more likely to spend our time worrying or kvetching about all the things that are going wrong or that are likely to go wrong. If instead, we would take time to be grateful our...

  • Lessons of gratitude

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In the course of a lifetime, we encounter any number of friends.

    Some are friends by happenstance -- friends who happen to attend school with us, happen to work where we do or reside near us. When we graduate from school, change careers or relocate, most such friends slowly...

  • But Who’s Complaining?

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine there is something you have worked and hoped and longed for your whole life. (Perhaps you don't have to imagine.) Just when you are on the cusp of achieving/getting/doing/being it, a door slams in your face, and you learn that you will never live out what you dreamed. What...
  • Farewell, my beloved Mom

    By Lewis Groner

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    My mother's body laid lifeless in front of me, wrapped thickly in a sheet and resting on a table in plain view. Her head and her feet were nearly indistinguishable.

    I approached the rabbi to perform the traditional keriah, the ritual tearing of a mourner's garment. He cut a small...
  • L.A. Rabbis Voice Praise for John Paul II

    By David Finnigan

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm



    Pope John Paul II died at 9:37 p.m. in Rome, which was 11:37 a.m. Saturday in Los Angeles -- in the middle of Shabbat -- at the same time that Rabbi David Wolpe talked to his Sinai Temple congregation about a pope who deserved the gratitude of the Jewish people.

    "Although we...

  • A Gift of Love

    By Reb Mimi Feigelson

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Often, when sitting with my students, I find myself asking them, "What do you want?" and then "What do you need?" The answer to both these questions inevitably is not the same. I have learned this the hard way, like many other lessons. While I may have wanted something from...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    SHINanigans!

    The letter shin is a big one this week: It is Shabbat Shira (vrha) – the Shabbat of Song, it is the month of Shevat (,ca) and it is the portion of B'Shalach. The Israelites cross the Sea of Reeds in this portion and, in an outpouring of gratitude, they sing a song,...

  • The Power of Gratitude

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    September 30, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Three months ago, at age 19, my daughter made a decision that has changed her life forever. All of us make them, although often we have no idea at the time just how profoundly we will be changed.

    For me, it happened at age 20, right before my junior year of college, when I suddenly...

  • A Priceless Day

    By Teresa Strasser

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    You have three goals for your Sunday: wash your car, wash your clothes, wash yourself.

    You've accomplished two of the three when you find yourself driving by the Farmer's Market on Fairfax. You pull in and find a parking place right away, which you think is a good omen. This must be...

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