Fair Trade Chocolate You Can Eat on Passover

By Ilana Schatz, Founding Director of Fair Trade Judaica
The gift of freedom our people received generations ago bestows upon us the obligation and responsibility to work for the liberation of all people. SHEHECHIYANU! We can finally eat chocolate on...  more

Preparing for a Child

By Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D.
The truth is that I didn’t lose control when I became a parent. I never had control. What I had was the illusion of control, the false conviction that my blessings were earned.   more

Ritual of the Unpredictable

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
My mundane—but predictable—behaviors reflect something essential about all ritual acts. They contain the chaos and shine a light on what is meaningful or poignant within.   more

Innovative Liturgy Project

By Andrea Bardfeld
Several months ago Ritualwell received a number of submissions from Andrea Bardfeld on behalf of the Innovative Liturgy Project at West End Synagogue. We were intrigued by this prolific community...  more

Building blessing muscle

By Ilana Lerman
It feels like a superpower: to know how to stop time, command presence with another being, and articulate the gift that says, “I see and love you. Keep going.”   more

A Prayerful Life

By Nancy Flam
One of the fundamental problems we post-Enlightenment, post-Holocaust, American Jews have with prayer is not theological in nature; it is that our attention is elsewhere.   more

Praying with My Feet?

By Julie Aronowitz
Do I believe that with God’s strength I can do all things? How powerful would that be?   more

Listening to the Ocean, Falling in Love

By Rabbi Shefa Gold
Rabbi Shefa Gold discussed the work of sacred Jewish chant with Ritualwell executive editor, Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D. Here are highlights of their conversation:   more

A Jewish Vision Quest: TorahTrek Guides Track

By Rabbi James Greene
The midrash tells us that we can only receive torah when we empty ourselves and become wild like the wilderness. I never really knew what that meant until I ventured out on my first soul-o quest....  more

A Cure for the Post-Thanksgivukkah Blues

By Linda Rich
This year’s rare confluence of two annual celebrations, one religious and one secular, garnered much attention and sparked a huge burst of creative energy. For those of us “living in two...  more