Life’s Daily Blessings by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, C ’81; DHL ‘85 - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Life’s Daily Blessings by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, C ’81; DHL ‘85

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Jewish Lights has just published a new collection of inspiring reflections, based on Jewish wisdom, entitled “Life’s Daily Blessings” by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, Executive Director of the Jewish Outreach Institute.  For each day of the year, an inspiring quote from a Jewish source and a personal reflection on it help readers focus on their spiritual lives. Using both the secular and Jewish calendar as a framework, this daily devotional helps the reader honor the special and holy events of the year as well as identify the sacred moments in everyday life.  It draws on the wisdom of Jewish sources and teachings, and ancient and contemporary spiritual thinkers, to elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary every day of the year.

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