Finding Holy Moments on the Pulpit

By Joanna Samuels

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2007

Prompted by a question from a congregant, the author, a pulpit rabbi, reflects on what she thinks about as she leads services for her congregation. She considers how to pray with intention while pushing aside the responsibilities of leading a community in prayer. She concludes that questions, prayers, and frustrations about the narrative of congregants' lives are part of what she holds in her heart as she stands before God.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Narrative, Rabbinate, Prayer, Clergy

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.643

Page Number(s): 15-16

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Samuels, Joanna. Finding Holy Moments on the Pulpit. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2007: 15-16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7190


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