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A Prayer for #Ferguson- Cross Post

Posted by: erika on: November 25, 2014

“I live in two worlds. I am Jewish and I am black, and I am calling out to the Jewish community to please take notice of these past events, not just the events in Ferguson but the number of black men and people of color in our society who are stopped by police, arrested by […]

One Mitzvah at a Time: Morning Prayers

Posted by: erika on: May 31, 2013

מוֹדֶה (מוֹדָה) אֲנִי לְפָנֶֽיךָ מֶֽלֶךְ חַי וְקַיָּים. שֶׁהֶֽחֱזַֽרְתָּ בִּי נִשְׁמָתִי בְחֶמְלָה. רַבָּה אֱמֽוּנָתֶֽךָ I offer thanks before you, living and eternal King, for You have mercifully restored my soul within me; Your faithfulness is great. The first time I experienced an Avodat Lev service I was overwhelmed and embarrassed by the power of it. It […]

Modeh Ani

Posted by: erika on: July 14, 2011

When I sat down with Noah Aronson to interview him for Jewcy we discussed his rendition of the prayer Modeh Ani.  We were talking about people who don’t believe in God, or how some people are surprised in his belief in God.  Noah counters the questions very Jewishly by asking another, “If you don’t believe […]


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