Society of the Vav

Be a Vavnik, harnessing your transformational power of connection, creating change for the good of all

Beloved Conversations & UUFB

1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person; 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the […]

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The Dalet and the Mezuzah and Love

The Dalet and the Mezuzah and Love The Hebrew letter Daled, begins the Hebrew word for door, Dalet. We are always crossing thresholds walking through doors, that we can see and those we cannot; I remember my father asking, ‘ when am I going to die?’ and I responded I did not know, what I […]

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No one is my competition

No one is my competition No one has to get out of my way So I can be in the spot light No one is better than me Or less than me I am me and you are you And we each have our place our own place in the circle of life We each […]

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Making a Friend of Time

Making a Friend of Time No place to go No where to be Just Here That’s where miracles happen Watch & see Now just take a Deep breath of resignation to the One Why deny your connection   Do not miss the beauty of the moment

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Little bits of information

Before they were Jews, there were Hebrews and twelve male siblings and twelve tribes.  The word Jew comes from the tribe Judah the fourth son of Jacob and Leah.  When he was born, Leah was so grateful she named him Jacob, the one she was grateful for. Evrit is the Hebrew word for Hebrews. The […]

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Guest Consciousness: Welcoming the Stranger

Guest Consciousness: Welcoming the Stranger   The wandering Jew   There will always be an other an Akhere, an other Let the honor of your friend be as dear to you as your personal honor Pirke Avot: Rabbi Yossi said: Let your fellow’s property be as dear to you as your own,   Honor the […]

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Between stimulus and response there is a space

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor E. Frankl – Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor .   AND is the pause, like taking a deep breath to expand the […]

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In the Process of becoming

This morning I received this email message: “Yesterday I found a huge help from the tool ‘is this thought useful to me right now?’”  The answer was clear: No! and I felt a huge relief. And I was able to smile and let it go with the grace of One, thankful Vavnik.” We often think […]

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Mystical Hebrew Wisdom

All faith traditions have mystical, non-linear teachings. The Kabbalah, a Hebrew word whose root KBL means to receive, is a collection of writings and teachings that explore the mystical meanings of the Hebrew Bible, letters, numbers and the spaces between the words in the Torah. There are many books, starting in the first century with […]

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