#elulgram Day 3 - Bless - to acknowledge the source of what gives - the good as well as the not so good - as a flow of life and growth.

#elulgram Day 3 - Bless - to acknowledge the source of what gives - the good as well as the not so good - as a flow of life and growth.

#elulgram Day 2: Act - perform acts of loving #kindness - #inclusion - speak up against #discrimination - I shall not be a silent bystander.

#elulgram Day 2: Act - perform acts of loving #kindness - #inclusion - speak up against #discrimination - I shall not be a silent bystander.

#elulgram Day 1: do. Today, just do it! Practice the high holy days #trope to chant the #maftir on Rosh haShana.  #hhd never ready.

#elulgram Day 1: do. Today, just do it! Practice the high holy days #trope to chant the #maftir on Rosh haShana. #hhd never ready.

#BlogElul Day 1 - Do


#BlogElul Day 1 – Do

taking stock of the past year

As I was preparing for this series of blogposts, I wrote the prompts first as they were written and then proceeded to translate them into French, as my intention was to publish for my own blog, and benefit from the spiritual exercise, which is – believe it or not – easier for me to do in my native language (I wonder why: not! thinking in a different language brings different thoughts and…

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#BlogElul A time to reflect


#BlogElul A time to reflect

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The time is here.

The month of Elul is starting tonight.
Which means Rosh Hashanah is in one month.

As we prepare for the holiday of Passover in the spring, with spring cleaning among other things, we do prepare for the High Holy Days with a thorough soul cleaning!

Time to hear the call of the shofar to wake up what has gone astray.

We live in a noisy world.
We keep ourselves busy, running…

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Elul, a month of reflection

I will do my best this year to participate in #BlogElul and/or #ElulGram. To see the complete original concept, refer to…

Elul, a month of reflection

I will do my best this year to participate in #BlogElul and/or #ElulGram. To see the complete original concept, refer to…

Will participate to #ElulGram 2014 with @imabima and lots of others. Gotta love grating my brains.  #elul 5774

Will participate to #ElulGram 2014 with @imabima and lots of others. Gotta love grating my brains. #elul 5774

Why Obama won’t give the Ferguson speech his supporters want


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The White House no longer believes Obama can bridge divides. They believe — with good reason — that he widens them.

Otir's insight:

It feels like no one believes that Obama can bridge divides anymore. Feels so utterly disappointing when we remember speeches like the one in Cairo in March 2008…


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I Don’t Want To Be Afraid Of The Police | #Ferguson #MikeBrown – YouTube

@Chescaleigh (Franchesca Raleigh) Source: www.youtube.com See on Scoop.it - US Politics - Foreign and Interior - Since Obama Re-Election 2012

I Don’t Want To Be Afraid Of The Police | #Ferguson #MikeBrown – YouTube

@Chescaleigh (Franchesca Raleigh) Source: www.youtube.com See on Scoop.it - US Politics - Foreign and Interior - Since Obama Re-Election 2012