A Way In Blog

Rabbi Yael Levy | 10/07/2016 - 12:00am
If you want to see the heroic Look for those who can love. If you want to see the brave, Look for those who can forgive.                           --Bhagavad Gita   What keeps us from offering forgiveness? What is the cost to our hearts bodies and minds? * During the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it is traditional to say Psalm 130 each morning and...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 10/05/2016 - 9:27pm
Judge everyone on the side of merit. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt.                                   -- Pirke Avot   To whom can we be more forgiving and generous? What would it feel like to imagine that each person is doing the best that he or she can in each moment? * During the time between Rosh Hashanah and...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 10/05/2016 - 8:00am
We recall a time when someone offered us forgiveness, feeling this gift in our bodies -- in our heart and in our mind. For with You, Source of All, is forgiveness. We are in awe. (Psalm 130:4) * During the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it is traditional to say Psalm 130 each morning and let the words of the psalm guide and inspire our teshuvah—our turning toward love and forgiveness. As 5777 begins, we will be posting teachings to guide us into Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Look...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/29/2016 - 7:26am
Cultivate hope in the Infinite Presence. Let our hearts be strong and filled with courage. Cultivate hope.                                                  -- Psalm 27:14
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/28/2016 - 8:00am
You say to my heart, “Seek my presence.” Your presence I seek.                            -- Psalm 27:8
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/27/2016 - 10:51am
One thing I ask of the Infinite, One thing I seek: To dwell in the Presence all the days of my life. To awaken to the beauty of each moment As I pass through this world. -- Psalm 27:4  
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/26/2016 - 9:01am
  The Infinite Presence is my light and expanse. The Infinite Presence is the strength of my life.    -- Psalm 27:1
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/23/2016 - 8:11am
As we stand on the edge of the New Year and lift our eyes and hearts this Shabbat we can hear the Mystery whisper, Enter, Come in. Turn toward your relationship with Me, Your relationship with all life. Out of fear or habit The soul hesitates It cries. It hides. There is too much pain.  There is too much uncertainty I don’t want to go. I will wait, the Mystery responds. I will wait for you to awaken, I will wait for you to remember         ...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/22/2016 - 7:07am
May our hearts know happiness, May our souls know joy, May our whole being dwell in trust.                                          -- Psalm 16:9
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/21/2016 - 7:06am
I will trust in your love.                                                 -- Psalm 13:6
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/20/2016 - 9:43am
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Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/18/2016 - 7:31pm
The opposite of faith is not doubt. It is certainty.   -- Paul Tillich  * Join A Way In as we prepare for 5777. Each Sunday this month, Rabbi Yael is posting teachings and practices for Elul, which also can be found on Facebook and Twitter. Her kavanah for the month is here. A meditation and suggestions for practice for Week Two are here. 
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/16/2016 - 9:55am
I was asleep but my heart was awake and I heard the voice of the beloved call, open for me. Song of Songs 5:2 As the moon of Elul grows full may we hear the voice of the beloved call: Step forward into the fullness of life. You are loved for exactly who you are. Shabbat shalom Blessings to all
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/15/2016 - 8:00am
The heavens declare the glory of the Infinite, The firmament tells of the Infinite’s works. Day after day utters speech, Night after night declares knowledge. There is no speech.  There are no words.  Not a sound is heard.     -- Psalm 19:1-4   May we listen well to the heartbeat of the world.  May we be moved and guided by its rhythms. * Join A Way In as we prepare for 5777. Each Sunday this month, Rabbi Yael is posting teachings and...
Rabbi Yael Levy | 09/14/2016 - 8:00am
As for me, in the abundant love That flows through all the world, I will enter the house of the One And I will lay myself down in awe.    -- Psalm 5:8   May we lift our eyes and be amazed. May we remember that, wherever we find ourselves, we are in God’s house.

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