Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Posts from the ‘Holidays’ category

Holidays and holy times in the secular and Jewish calendars.

The Last Soldier

This is a prayer for peace that honors the soldier’s journey.  It’s from a liturgy for Veterans Day. To listen along, click on the triangle in…

Yom Kippur 5774

Yom Kippur. A day of prayer. Of fasting. Of repentance. It can be deadly dull, hour after hour, year after year. Yet, I’ve experienced moments that…

Forgiveness Inside

Seeking forgiveness from G-d is relatively easy. Forgiving myself for my misdeeds requires an act of bravery. It’s so much easier to make amends to others, to…

Let Your Heart Stir

This three-stanza prayer/poem reflects the spiritual journey of t’shuva, repentance and return. The first stanza represents the month of Elul, when we are literally called to…