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Selichot Prayer

Selichot Prayer
© Rabbi Menachem CreditorI stand before You, open-hearted and open-souled. You've seen my year, held me every step of this path. I stand before You.I weep before You, revealed and breathless. You've been watching me learn, one lesson at a time. I weep tears of gratitude before You.I sing before You, chest pounding the rhythm of every prayer inside me. Your quiet intensity permeates my very being. I sing before You.I ask. I thank. I admit. I feel. I hope. I wonder. I cry. I sing. I breathe.You. You. You. You. You. You. You.#selichot #prayer

Things, Revealed and Hidden: Nitzavim

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May We Know Each Other: A 9/11 Prayer

May We Know Each Other: A 9/11 Prayer
© Rabbi Menachem CreditorAs a New Yorker on that day, alongside countless others in the face of horror, I remember the kindness that pervaded everyone's beings. We knew each other that day, through the pain. That kindness that poured from so many no-longer-strangers...May we share it again with no prompt in the name of those we lost - and what we, as a world, lost that day. Blessings of love and healing to the whole world today.May we know each other.Amen.#september11#remember#BuildOnLove

An Intention for Shabbat Ki Tavo

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An Intention for Shabbat Ki Tavo
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor

"Ki Tavo" (literally "when you arrive"), points to that moment when you finally enter the domain of Promise. After 40 years along your own meandering, wandering route, full of the painful and revelatory kind of experiences that typify truly transformative growth journeys, you arrive.

What then? What next?

The bounty of blessing you've ached for is now - finally - offered. How do you receive it? Greedily claiming it as your own? Or might you learn to experience blessing as a gift from beyond the self, calling for more gratitude than anything else?

May this Shabbat be one in which you choose to experience abundance of blessing.

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Hurricane Harvey: How We Can Help

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From Rabbi Creditor Hurricane Harvey: How We Can Help

My Prayer, Standing with Ben Stern before the Rally Against Hate

Standing with holocaust survivor Ben Stern, @rabbicreditor leads prayer before Berkeley rally. @KQEDnewspic.twitter.com/3Kf73swamq— Eli Wirtschafter (@RadioEli) August 27, 2017

This Sunday, I'm Following Ben

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CNS Homepage  |  Make a Gift!  |  CNS Calendar  |  Rabbi Creditor's Blog From Rabbi Creditor:  This Sunday, I'm Following Ben  August 23, 2017  Rosh Chodesh Ellul, 5777 Dear Chevreh,  
This week will be a hard one, but it will also be a powerful and beautiful one. Among the blessings of the Bay Area is a commitment to diversity. Yes, that can be a truly strange and complicated reality in our Berkeley world, but in this moment of our city's life, it is a blessing we embrace.
This weekend, white supremacists and neo-Nazis ar