Jewels of Elul 2015

By Rabbi David Wolpe
"Elul calls us to be deep sea divers into our souls." Jewels of Elul is a project created by Craig Taubman that offers 29 inspirational insights for the month of Elul. The following blog post by Rabbi David Wolpe, first published at the Jewels of Elul website, introduces the Jewels of 2015 on their 10-year anniversary. Mazel Tov!   more

When Is the Right Time to Heal?

By Hila Ratzabi
Grief begins to feel like the humidity of northeast summer: a ubiquitous discomfort that we’ve come to accept as normal.    more

Jewish Grieving for a Non-Jewish Relative

By Erika Davis
I continued to wonder how a Jew-by-choice goes about honoring a dead loved one in a way that doesn’t offend non-Jewish relatives and honors my adopted Jewish traditions.   more

#ReimagineLoss Twitter Chat Archive

By Ritualwell
This past Friday afternoon, we hosted the third in our series of #ReimagineRitual Twitter chats, this one on #ReimagineLoss. We discussed ways to remagine Jewish mourning rituals, touching on...  more

Creating a New, More Inclusive World

By Rabbi Michelle Greenfield
At the end of Shabbat, after saying the havdalah blessings, it is traditional to sing Eliyahu HaNavi, hoping for and dreaming of the day when Elijah will come and usher in the messianic age. We...  more